Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is a server role in the Windows Server 2008 operating system, that enables you to create highly extensible, Internet-scalable, and secure identity access solutions, operating across multiple platforms including both Windows and non-Windows environments.

About this guide

This guide is intended for the Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) administrator who is responsible for integrating Forefront UAG with an existing AD FS deployment. It describes how to provide partner employees with access to applications that are published through Forefront UAG.

This guide provides the following topics: