[#SP2013] Host named site collections, ADFS claims and AAM

In my previous blog post I wrote about host named site collections in SharePoint 2013. As this is the recommended way to go according to Microsoft, you should definitely consider it for new SharePoint deployments. But with these URL’s bound to your site collections, you can get into trouble quickly. It’s important to get a good grasp of the matter before implementing it in a production environment. Today I’ll discuss setting up host named site collections, claims based authentication and alternate access mappings.

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[SP201x] Adding a ADFS trusted identity token issuer to a webapp using Powershell

There is a lot of information on how to link SharePoint 2010 or 2013 to an AD FS instance. But for some reason, most of those blogs include a manual step to enable the newly created authentication provider in Central Admin. I don’t like manual steps, so here is a little script which does the same, but in Powershell instead:

 

WCF service using Azure relay and ADFS authentication (2/2)

In the second part of this article (read part 1 here), we’re going to extend our relayed service with AD (Active Directory) authentication. In most cases you’ll need authentication to provide some security for your business data. In this example, we’re keeping it simple; just using a valid domain account to access the data. All (enabled) accounts are valid. But with some extending, you can quite easily adapt this code to work with AD groups for instance, making sure only certain users can get to the data. This is done by using claims, perhaps I’ll cover that in a third article. Read More