Workaround ADFS errors when using certificates with CNG Keys

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I can describe ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services) as the de-facto standard service to extend Active Directory as an Identity provider to inside or outside the organisation in order to achieve the Single-Sign-On (SSO) experience and Security that modern systems/users needs and expects.

The first version of ADFS was an additional download of Windows 2003 R2, but started to get popular and used as a service in Windows Server 2008/2008 R2.

Microsoft Azure AD Connect with Azure AD or products offered by Okta or  Auth0 (just to name a few) started to make of ADFS federation redundant in the past 3-4 years, but a lot of functionalities have been added in the last version of ADFS with Windows  Server 2019 which made it still relevant.

In my humble opinion, ADFS is not dead yet! Continue reading “Workaround ADFS errors when using certificates with CNG Keys”

How to Turn On ADFS Security Auditing with Powershell

Providing the best user experience with a Single-Sign-On  (SSO) capability without compromising security is key of successful implementations of federation services. I personally like the ADFS model and SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) because is robust, effective and suitable from small to large organizations offering an incredible amount of features if it configured/implemented correctly. Continue reading “How to Turn On ADFS Security Auditing with Powershell”