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Create a Relying Party Trust Manually

Published: February 24, 2012

Updated: February 24, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2012



To add a new relying party trust using the AD FS Management snap-in and manually configure the settings, perform the following procedure on a federation server in the account partner organization.

Membership in Administrators, or equivalent, on the local computer is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477).

  1. On the Start screen, type AD FS Management, and then press ENTER.

  2. Under AD FS\Trust Relationships, right-click Relying Party Trusts, and then click Add Relying Party Trust to open the Add Relying Party Trust Wizard.

  3. On the Welcome page, click Start.

  4. On the Select Data Source page, click Enter data about the relying party manually, and then click Next.

  5. On the Specify Display Name page type a name in Display name, under Notes type a description for this relying party trust, and then click Next.

  6. On the Choose Profile page, do one of the following:

    • Click AD FS profile, click Next, and then move to step 7.

    • Click AD FS 1.0 and 1.1 profile, click Next, and then go to step 9.

    If you know you will require interoperability with older Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) federation, as provided in Windows Server 2003 R2, click AD FS 1.0 and 1.1 profile. Otherwise, use the default AD FS profile.

  7. On the Configure Certificate page, click Browse to locate a certificate file, and then click Next.

  8. On the Configure URL page, do one or both of the following, click Next, and then go to step 10:

    • Select the Enable support for the WS-Federation Passive protocol check box. Under Relying party WS-Federation Passive protocol URL, type the URL for this relying party trust, and then click Next.

    • Select the Enable support for the SAML 2.0 WebSSO protocol check box. Under Relying party SAML 2.0 SSO service URL, type the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) service endpoint URL for this relying party trust, and then click Next.

    Click the Help button on this page for more information about which of these options apply to the needs of your organization.

  9. On the Configure URL page, under WS-Federation Passive URL, type the URL for this relying party trust, and then click Next.

  10. On the Configure Identifiers page, specify one or more identifiers for this relying party, click Add to add them to the list, and then click Next.

  11. On the Choose Issuance Authorization Rules page, select either Permit all users to access this relying party or Deny all users access to this relying party, and then click Next.

  12. On the Ready to Add Trust page, review the settings, and then click Next to save your relying party trust information.

  13. On the Finish page, click Close. This action automatically displays the Edit Claim Rules dialog box. For more information about how to proceed with adding claim rules for this relying party trust, see Additional references.

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