Active Directory Federation Services: Identity and Access Management with SafeNet Enterprise HSM


Active Directory Federation Services: Identity and Access Management with Gemalto's SafeNet Enterprise HSM

Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is a tool installed on Windows servers that provides users throughout an enterprise with single sign-on (SSO) access to network and cloud-based resources. AD FS verifies user identities based on an exchange of private and secure information generated from a variety of authentication technologies–including certificate-based authentication, OTP, OOB, and pattern-based authentication–generated from a wide variety of form factors, such as hardware, software, or mobile tokens. When users authenticate to AD FS, they need only sign in once to then receive access to multiple web applications over the life of a single online session.

Gemalto's SafeNet authentication solutions integrate with AD FS, enabling organizations to implement strong authentication for AD FS supported clients and web-based applications, such as Office 365. Acting as the trusted identity provider, the SafeNet portfolio of authentication solutions extend Active Directory identities to AD FS-supported environments. Gemalot's SafeNet solutions provide a wide range of authentication methods. Additionally, SafeNet authentication solutions integrate with the Gemalto SafeNet AD FS agent to provide the authentication mechanism for its SSO features. Through the SafeNet AD FS agent, organizations can implement strong authentication policies for AD FS supported clients and web-based applications.

Resources and Additional Information:

Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services Integration Guide