ADFS Essentials: Comprehensive Online Course for Implementing and Optimizing Single Sign-On

person icon Luxmi Narayan

ADFS Essentials: Comprehensive Online Course for Implementing and Optimizing Single Sign-On

Learn And Implement Active Directory Federation Services in A Step By Step Approach

updated on icon Updated on Nov, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon Luxmi Narayan

architecture icon Active Directory,Microsoft Office 365,Windows Server,Windows

Lectures -26

Duration -2.5 hours


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Course Description

If you want to  Master Microsoft ADFS from scratch and understand Federated Identity Management, then this course is for you.

In this comprehensive course, you'll learn how to setup, configure and manage ADFS from scratch. We will start from the basics of authentication and authorization to cover advanced topics like Claims, Tokens, SAML, OAuth, OIDC, WS-Trust, ADFS Best Practices, Backup, Restore, Certificates, Relying Party Trusts, Claims provider Trust, Federation Metadata, Capturing ADFS traffic &  issued Tokens using Fiddler for troubleshooting purposes, Using Microsoft Tool claims X-Ray for troubleshooting, ADFS Endpoints, Establishing federation relationship with Microsoft 365 Services & much more.

You'll see live Implementation of ADFS Infra in a lab environment, so you'll be fully prepared & confident to implement it in your own organization.

The most important, If you want to perform labs along with me but you don't have sufficient resources & infra, Don't worry. I will tell you about -

  • How to get Free VMs for Lab to implement Active Directory, ADFS Farm & Web Application Proxy

  • How to Get Free Public IPs to create A record on Public DNS to access your Lab ADFS environment from the Internet

  • How to get a Free Publicly trusted certificate for performing our Labs

Today, more than 90% of organizations use Federated or Claim Based Identity Model to secure their network & provide a better user experience when accessing any internal or external applications.

Microsoft ADFS is a powerful & Trusted option for securing your organization's data and resources. 

With ADFS, you can -

  • Improve User Experience in so many ways

  • Secure your network by limiting Network Exposure to Public Network


In this course we start from scratch, So absolute Beginners are also most welcome !!



In this course, you get detailed learning about Microsoft ADFS, which includes (but is not limited to) -

Getting Started with ADFS

  • Understanding Limitations of Traditional Way of Authentication

  • What is ADFS

  • Benefits of Using ADFS

  • What is Claim based Identity Model & basic terminologies related to it

Preparing to Deploy ADFS Infrastructure

  • Overview of ADFS working

  • Choosing the right AD FS farm deployment Type

  • Prerequisites for ADFS Installation

  • Using an easy way for creating CSR (Certificate Signing Request)

  • Getting a publicly Trusted Certificate for Free

Deploying ADFS Infrastructure

  • Understanding Our ADFS Infra on Diagram

  • Installing Active Directory from scratch

  • Installing the First Node in Our ADFS Farm

  • Testing Successful Installation using Inbuilt tools like IDPInitiatedSignOnPage

  • Validating functionality of ADFS Server using Microsoft’s X-Ray Tool

  • Pre-Requisites for Installing Web Application Proxy (WAP)

  • Installing Web Application Proxy (WAP)

Understanding ADFS Components & Terminologies

  • Federation Protocols

  • Understanding Claims & Token

  • Active Directory Kerberos Ticket Vs ADFS Tokens

  • Relying Party Trust

  • Certificates

  • Claim Provider Trust

  • ADFS Endpoints

  • Understanding Federation Metadata

Establishing Federation with Microsoft 365 Services

  • Overview of federation between ADFS & Microsoft 365 Services

  • Adding Custom Domain to Azure Active Directory

  • Installing Azure AD Connect Cloud Sync

  • Syncing User Objects from On-prem To Azure AD

  • Installing Azure AD PowerShell Module

  • Converting Managed Domain to Federated Domain & Establishing Federation Relationship between On-prem & Azure AD

  • Testing the Federation between Azure AD & On-prem Organization


By the end of this course -

You'll have a deep understanding about Microsoft ADFS and how it can benefit your organization along with your personnel career growth. 

You'll be able to confidently set up and manage ADFS, and you'll have the skills to secure your organization's data and resources like never before. 

So why wait? Sign up for this Microsoft ADFS course today and take your organization's security & your career to the next level!


Don't wait for others to encourage you to learn this Skill.

Try to identify the need and demand of Today's time, and Grab this opportunity to Learn this most demanded  Skill to match pace with Trending Time and Technologies.

I am sure, As soon as you complete this course, You will be very efficient in Microsoft ADFS.

All the best :)


What will you learn in this course:

What is ADFS & its benefits

Identity Federation using Microsoft ADFS

Deploying complete Identity Federation Infra including Active Directory, ADFS Server, WAP

Understanding Claims & Tokens in detail

What are Relying Party Trust & Why do we need them

What are Claims Provider Trust

How To Get Free Publicly Trusted Certificates for Our Testing Labs

How To Get Free Virtual Machines for Deploying our Testing Lab for ADFS Infra

How to Generate CSR (Certificate Signing Request) in The easiest way

How to establish federation relationship with Microsoft 365

How to use Fidler for Troubleshooting ADFS deployment

How to use Microsoft provided Tools like X-Ray


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  1. None! We start from scratch!
  2. Will and Interest to Learn new Skill
  3. Not necessary but better if you have Computer to practice Labs about ADFS
ADFS Essentials: Comprehensive Online Course for Implementing and Optimizing Single Sign-On


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

1 Lectures
  • play icon Course Introduction 02:56 02:56
Getting Started with ADFS
2 Lectures
Preparing to Deploy ADFS Infrastructure
7 Lectures
Deploying ADFS Infrastructure
7 Lectures
Understanding ADFS Components & Terminologies
3 Lectures
Establishing Federation with Microsoft 365 Services
6 Lectures

Instructor Details

Luxmi narayan

Luxmi narayan

Working as Technical Consultant - Cloud and Automation. I carry an IT experience of more that 17 years, through this experience I have worked in various domains like Server / Network / Database/Security Administration. For last 12+ Years I am engaged purely in Cloud & Automation Technology.

I am certified PMP, ITIL, MCSE, CCNA and AWS Professional Architect

I very much Believe in "Learn, Share and Grow".

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