Deploying a Highly Available AD FS 3.0 Solution in Windows Azure for Single Sign-on with Office365

With a larger push from companies to migrate to the cloud, I have been asked to put together a BLOG series on how to deploy a Single Sign-On solution for Office365 into Windows Azure.

The next series of posts are a step-by-step series on how to deploy a highly available AD FS 3.0 solution in Windows Azure for single sign-on with Office365. The posts detail the process of setting up Windows Azure for this purpose, deploying the servers, configuring AD FS 3.0, configuring the Web Application Proxies (AD FS proxy servers) and then making the whole thing load balanced.

There are a number of considerations that you need to make before deploying this solution. Please read and educate yourself using this TechNet article.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn509537.aspx

My BLOG Series

Deploying a Highly Available AD FS 3.0 Solution in Windows Azure for Single Sign-on with Office365

  1. Setting up the Primary AD FS 3.0 Server in Windows Azure for Office365 Single Sign-On
  2. Setting up the Secondary AD FS 3.0 Server in Windows Azure for Office365 Single Sign-On
    1. Configure the AD FS Servers in an Internal Load-Balanced Set in Windows Azure for Office365 Single Sign-On
    2. Configure the AD FS Servers with Azure Load Balanced Set in Windows Azure for Office365 Single Sign-On
  3. Securing the AD FS 3.0 servers and Configuring Azure ACLs for WAP Communications
  4. Setting up the First Web Application Proxy Servers (AD FS Proxy) in Windows Azure for Office365 Single Sign-On
  5. Setting up the Second Web Application Proxy Server (AD FS Proxy) in Windows Azure for Office365 Single Sign-On
  6. Configure Endpoints and Test the Web Application Proxy Servers (Load-Balanced Set in Windows Azure) for Office365 Single Sign-On

Thanks for visiting and reading my posts. I am always looking for more ideas. Please comment or email me with what you would like to see.

Kelsey Epps Office365 MVP

Technical Consultant

Concepps Group

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11 thoughts on “Deploying a Highly Available AD FS 3.0 Solution in Windows Azure for Single Sign-on with Office365

  1. Steve

    Hi, great series, I just wondered when you’ll be posting the remaining ones? I’m looking at doing a similar deployment and am interested in how yours went

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  2. JJ

    Great article and I’ve used it each time for clients. Now that I’m being pushed to use the new resource manager, can we expect an updated article? :)

    Reply
    1. Kelsey EppsKelsey Epps Post author

      I just need the time to write it… which I can never seem to find! :) If you want to write it, I can publish it and give you credit.

      Reply

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