Interoperating with AD FS 1.x


Updated: February 24, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2012

For interoperability between Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) in Windows Server® 2012 and AD FS 1.x, complete one or more of the following tasks, depending on the needs of your organization:

Although most of the AD FS 1.x Federation Service settings work in a similar manner as the AD FS Federation Service in Windows Server 2012 settings, some setting names have changed. The following table lists the names of settings for an AD FS 1.x Federation Service and their equivalent names for an AD FS Federation Service in Windows Server 2012.

AD FS 1.x Federation Service setting

Equivalent AD FS Federation Service in Windows Server 2012 setting

Account Partner

Claims provider trust

Resource Partner

Relying party trust


Relying party trust

Application Properties

Relying party trust properties

Application URL

Relying party identifier and WS-Federation Passive Endpoint URL

Federation Service URI

Federation Service identifier

Federation Service endpoint URL

WS-Federation Passive Endpoint URL