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How ADFS 2.0 Helps the IT Pro 

Posted By:  David Tesar 
Publish Date: 5/13/2010


ADFS 2.0 recently released it’s final code and there are some ways it can help out IT Pros:

Streamline User Access Management

       
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    Implements a single user access model with native single sign on and integrates with Active Directory and Forefront Identity Manager.

       
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    Delivers seamless user and partner access to applications, both on-premises and in the cloud.

       

Enhance Application Security

       
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    Provide consistent security with a single user access model externalized from applications.

       
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    Effectively control access decisions by allowing applications and infrastructure to evolve independently.

       

Improve Interoperability and Adaptability

       
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    Enables applications based on different programming models, languages and devices to interoperate using a claims based architecture.

       
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    Easily adapts new authentication methods with minimal application code changes.

       

Resources
Watch the ADFS 2.0 RTM announcement interview with the Microsoft PM
Watch how Microsoft IT utilizes ADFS 2.0 in their environment

ADFS 2.0 Case study – Courts of Denmark
ADFS 2.0 Case study – Thomson Reuters