Steps to Install & Configure Active Directory Federation Service in Window Server 2019

Hello,In this blog we are installing & configure the active directory federation service (AD FS) in window server 2019 base.It provides users with single sign-on access to systems and applications.

There are some steps to install & configure AD FS in window server 2019 base:

Install Active Directory Federation Service

  • Click on Add Roles & Features.

  • In the Before you begin page,this wizard helps you install roles,features & role services.Click on Next.

  • In Installation type page,Select Role-based or Feature-based installation.Click on Next.

  • In Server Selection page,select “select a server from the server pool”. Click on Next.

  • In Server Roles page,Select the Active Directory Federation Services role.Click on Next.

  • In Features page,select features as per requirements.Click on Next.

  • In AD FS page,Click on Next.

  • In Confirmation page,review the added roles & features then click on Install.

  • Once installation is done,click on close option to “Close the Add Roles & Feature wizard”.
  • Now, we can easily see the added roles & features on Server Manager wizard.

Configure Active Directory Federation Service

  • In Server Manager wizard,click on Notification icon.
  • Click on Configure the federation service on this server.

  • Select “Create the first federation server in a federation server farm”. Click on Next.

  • Provide an account with Active directory domain administrator permission to perform the federation service configuration.
  • Click on Next.

  • In the Specify Service Properties page,import the SSL certificate,enter a name for federation service & enter a display name for federation service.Click on Next.
  • In Specify Service Account page, enter a service account. We can either create or use an existing group Managed Service Account (gMSA) or use an existing domain user account.
  • In the Specify Configuration Database page, provide an AD FS configuration database.We can either create a database on this computer by using Windows Internal Database (WID), or provide the location and the instance name of Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Click on Next.
  • In Review Options page,verify the configuration selections, and then click Next.
  • Verify that all prerequisite checks are successfully completed, and then click Configure.
  • Once configuration is completed successfully,then close the open wizard.

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