Configure IFD for Microsoft Dynamics 365


Updated: December 9, 2016

Applies To: Dynamics 365 (on-premises), Dynamics CRM 2016

Dynamics 365 (on-premises) uses claims-based authentication to authenticate internal users and to enable Internet access for external users not using VPN.

In claims-based authentication, an identity provider that contains a security token service (STS) responds to authentication requests and issues SAML security tokens that include any number of claims about a user, such as a user name and groups the user belongs to. A relying party application receives the SAML token and uses the claims inside to decide whether to grant the client access to the requested resource. Claims-based authentication can be used to authenticate your organization's internal users, external users, and users from partner organizations.

This content provides the steps needed to configure Internet-facing deployment (IFD) using claims-based authentication. Much more conceptual and procedural information is available in the white paper Configure Claims-based Authentication for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server available in the Microsoft Download Center.

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