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SharePoint 2013 Hide Default Authentication Providers

After adding ADFS authentication to out environment we ran into an issue where users could add Active Directory or ADFS users accounts when granting permissions.  Because we have both NTLM and ADFS enabled on the web application the would see

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Posted in Active Directory, ADFS, PowerShell, Quick Tip, SAML Claims, SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 Configuring User Licensing

We recently enabled User Licensing in our environment and I ran into some issues getting it to work properly.  With licensing enabled I was unable to access the protected functions even though I was a member of the proper groups. 

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Posted in ADFS, Licensing, PowerShell, SAML Claims, SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 and ADFS 2.0 Test with Claims Viewer Web Part

Overview When using SAML Claims through ADFS 2.0 it’s useful to have a way to validate which claims are being returned. We came across a web part that leverages a “TokenVisualizer” control and provides an easy solution to view the

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Posted in SAML Claims, SharePoint 2013, Troubleshooting

SharePoint 2013 and ADFS 2.0 Lab Environment

In our organization we are responsible for the SharePoint Farm, but other teams are responsible for maintaining infrastructure components such as Active Directory, ADFS, and Windows Certificate Services/External CA Certificates.  Since this was our first attempt at using ADFS we

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Posted in ADFS, SAML Claims, SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 How to Install and Configure ADFS 2.0

Introduction This article is another in our series that will outline the procedures to install ADFS 2.0 on a Windows 2008 R2 domain controller.  In a production environment you typically wouldn’t co-locate the “Domain Controller” and the “ADFS” role on

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Posted in ADFS, SAML Claims, SharePoint 2013, SSL

Adding Host Name Site Collections to existing SAML Claims Token Issuer

Overview In previous blog entries we have discuss adding ADFS and SAML Claims to a SharePoint 2013 environment.  Most examples work with a single Host Name Site Collection (HNSC) example and for that example everything works fine.  However what if

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Posted in ADFS, HNSC, SAML Claims, SharePoint 2013, Troubleshooting

SharePoint 2013 Configure People Picker to Resolve ADFS Identities

Overview In this article we will show some of the unintended side-effects of implementing SAML Claims authentication.  Additionally we will attempt to provide a solution for these problems that has been brought forth by the SharePoint community. SharePoint 2013 and

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Posted in SAML Claims, SharePoint 2013, Troubleshooting