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Exam Ref 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 by J.C. Mackin

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Chapter 14. Configure identity and access solutions

In its original form on the 70-412 exam, the Configure Identity and Access Solutions content area covers three general topics: Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), and Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS). However, of these three, just AD FS has been tagged as a 70-417 exam topic.

The purpose of AD FS is to use claims (described in Chapter 11) to securely extend the reach of Active Directory authentication across multiple networks and platforms. One major benefit of extending authentication in this way is to provide users with single-sign-on (SSO) access to applications such as cloud-hosted applications that are hosted outside ...

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