Connecting SharePoint 2016/2019 and ADFS Server (Part 4)

In the previous articles about connecting SharePoint 2016/2019 and ADFS Server we mostly discussed the procedure for configuring the servers in order to successfully authenticate with them. In this article, I would like to highlight 2 problems that can arise when turning on the trusted identity provider authentication. Read the rest

Connecting SharePoint 2016/2019 and ADFS Server (Part 3)

Previously, I described what needs to be done on the ADFS Server to successfully authenticate SharePoint Server. In this article, I will describe the process of configuring SharePoint Server.

Establishing Trust

To successfully establish a trust between our ADFS Server and SharePoint Server, we must import the certificate that ADFS uses to sign authentication tokens to our SharePoint Server. Read the rest

Connecting SharePoint 2016/2019 and ADFS Server (Part 2)

In my previous article, I described an authentication method, where an ADFS Server is responsible for authenticating users. I also described which certificates are needed and how to properly export a certificate, so you can import it to you SharePoint Server. Read the rest

Connecting SharePoint 2016/2019 and ADFS Server (Part 1)

Introduction

Many corporations are making the decision to open up their SharePoint Server to the outside world, to mobile users or for external collaboration with their partners. Because of security (and other) reasons, you don’t want to expose your SharePoint Server to the internet. Read the rest