5.11 WS Federation

The first two topics in this section describe two different methods for setting up federation with a SharePoint server. The next sections describe how to manage and modify WS Federation providers and configure Security Token Service (STS). STS is used to process authentication requests received at Identity Server for WS Federation.

You can obtain the WS-Federation metadata by using Samlv2Meta as described in the WS-Federation 1.1 and 1.2 specification. To obtain the metadata, use the following URL format:

<base-url>/nidp/wsfed/metadata?type=Samlv2Meta.