Managing Accounts and Account Stores
Updated: September 13, 2007
Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2
Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) uses account stores to log on users and extract security claims for those users. You can configure multiple account stores for a single Federation Service and define their priority. The Federation Service uses Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) to communicate with account stores.
ADFS supports two types of account stores: Active Directory account stores and Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) account stores. Only one Active Directory account store can be used for an ADFS deployment. However, you can use multiple ADAM account stores.
Enabling and disabling an account store is the same procedure for both types of account stores.
The following tasks for managing account stores are described in this objective.