We recently made integrations possible with the use of an API. This Friday we will discuss one of our latest integrations: Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).
What is ADFS?
ADFS is a Single Sign-On (SSO) solution created by Microsoft. As a component of Windows Server operating systems, it provides users with authenticated access to applications that are not capable of using Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA) through Active Directory (AD). In other words: it enables users to log in easily in applications used by the organization, by making authentication obliged only the first a user logs in. Whenever a user uses applications within the organization, there is no need to log in again. Therefore, a user will always work safely and easily in a secure environment.
How does SSO work?
Authentication with SSO relies on a trust relationship between domains. In short, this is what happens:
ADFS and SmartLockr
ADFS details need to be configured in the admin portal, where the right settings have to be done. Once configured, the user will be re-directed to the ADFS page to log in: