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(2017-02-17) Accessing Published Application Through Web Application Proxy With ADFS Pre-Authentication Fails

Posted by Jorge on 2017-02-17


You are using ADFS v3.0, or higher, in combination with the Web Application Proxy (WAP) to publish internal applications to the outside. Some of those applications are published with “pre-authentication” and some of those applications are published with “pass-through”.

On a device that is on the outside of your network, in a browser you enter the URL of an application that is published through the WAP with ADFS pre-authentication. The issue I’m about to explain DOES NOT occur with applications published through the WAP with pass-through.

Most likely you will hit a similar screen as the one below that is asking for Forms Based Authentication (FBA).

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Figure 1: The ADFS Forms Based Authentication Screen

After entering the credentials you are redirected back to the application, and you end up stuck in an empty screen. When you look up at the URL, you may see something like “authToken=”.

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Figure 2: After Being Redirected To The Application An Empty Screen

When looking in the Web Application Proxy Event Log you may find a similar event as the one below, telling you the Edge Token signing is not correct.

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Figure 3: Event About An Invalid Edge Token

Web Application Proxy received a nonvalid edge token signature.
Error: Edge Token signature mismatch. edgeTokenHelper.ValidateTokenSignature failed: Verifying token with signature public key failed

Received token: eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJSUzI1NiIsIng1dCI6InNJZ1Z6ZXVQSkVnVWtkQ1BEa3VsSHF4UVY2USJ9.eyJhdWQiOiJ1cm46QXBwUHJveHk6Y29tIiwiaXNzIjoidXJuOmZlZGVyYXRpb246ZnMuaWFtdGVjLm5sIiwiaWF0IjoxNDg3MjgzNTU5LCJleHAiOjE0ODcyODcxNTksInJlbHlpbmdwYXJ0eXRydXN0aWQiOiI4NmI1OTA2MS0yZTk2LWU1MTEtODBmYy0wMDBjMjkxNDY3NWYiLCJ1cG4iOiJqb3JnZUBpYW10ZWMubmwiLCJjbGllbnRyZXFpZCI6IjM0MTljNjA4LTg4OTQtMDAwMC0zZmM3LTE5MzQ5NDg4ZDIwMSIsImF1dGhtZXRob2QiOiJ1cm46b2FzaXM6bmFtZXM6dGM6U0FNTDoyLjA6YWM6Y2xhc3NlczpQYXNzd29yZFByb3RlY3RlZFRyYW5zcG9ydCIsImF1dGhfdGltZSI6IjIwMTctMDItMTZUMjI6MTk6MTguMTIyWiIsInZlciI6IjEuMCJ9.L_dnLDoEQ6U8ViJ9XWBEMdagj4QsUV4emvtHiX4dik3vos3tWN_1YWvHdVO_QLi6kVqZSqdMUcya0yJ4qFifZc4R2aodrnLnn_mVDzjBJK1nyz6x_iv7LfX9kRcIdhQRJ6UoT0y9DVDnpo6b4cgu4B38ikiohu-qOcJ22TXQqYs0hgj3TCMvzFOH17dAkgL0Z1XZvGwKJDxBXPP54sRd1k8QyMMTq30kpMLi36yl8hAIIV4RTQBAVhfs6FLTBJidl7Sq3TSQwUwhf3SMNh8UNlL0CsxlKLmt1Q45NaFcFuHXCJoMjIoN_OAe21fBfyY9vrf2KygpJv77r4qRTzIYmw

Details:
Transaction ID: {3419c608-8894-0000-40c7-19349488d201}
Session ID: {3419c608-8894-0000-3fc7-19349488d201}
Published Application Name: Show My Claims (ASP.NET) (Basic)
Published Application ID: 53B426A6-162E-C09B-4D8F-62AAB4E79989
Published Application External URL:
https://XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/YYYYYYYYYY/
Published Backend URL: https://XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/YYYYYYYYYY/
User: <Unknown>
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/56.0.2924.87 Safari/537.36
Device ID: <Not Applicable>
Token State: Invalid
Cookie State: NotFound
Client Request URL:
https://XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/YYYYYYYYYY/?authToken=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJSUzI1NiIsIng1dCI6InNJZ1Z6ZXVQSkVnVWtkQ1BEa3VsSHF4UVY2USJ9.eyJhdWQiOiJ1cm46QXBwUHJveHk6Y29tIiwiaXNzIjoidXJuOmZlZGVyYXRpb246ZnMuaWFtdGVjLm5sIiwiaWF0IjoxNDg3MjgzNTU5LCJleHAiOjE0ODcyODcxNTksInJlbHlpbmdwYXJ0eXRydXN0aWQiOiI4NmI1OTA2MS0yZTk2LWU1MTEtODBmYy0wMDBjMjkxNDY3NWYiLCJ1cG4iOiJqb3JnZUBpYW10ZWMubmwiLCJjbGllbnRyZXFpZCI6IjM0MTljNjA4LTg4OTQtMDAwMC0zZmM3LTE5MzQ5NDg4ZDIwMSIsImF1dGhtZXRob2QiOiJ1cm46b2FzaXM6bmFtZXM6dGM6U0FNTDoyLjA6YWM6Y2xhc3NlczpQYXNzd29yZFByb3RlY3RlZFRyYW5zcG9ydCIsImF1dGhfdGltZSI6IjIwMTctMDItMTZUMjI6MTk6MTguMTIyWiIsInZlciI6IjEuMCJ9.L_dnLDoEQ6U8ViJ9XWBEMdagj4QsUV4emvtHiX4dik3vos3tWN_1YWvHdVO_QLi6kVqZSqdMUcya0yJ4qFifZc4R2aodrnLnn_mVDzjBJK1nyz6x_iv7LfX9kRcIdhQRJ6UoT0y9DVDnpo6b4cgu4B38ikiohu-qOcJ22TXQqYs0hgj3TCMvzFOH17dAkgL0Z1XZvGwKJDxBXPP54sRd1k8QyMMTq30kpMLi36yl8hAIIV4RTQBAVhfs6FLTBJidl7Sq3TSQwUwhf3SMNh8UNlL0CsxlKLmt1Q45NaFcFuHXCJoMjIoN_OAe21fBfyY9vrf2KygpJv77r4qRTzIYmw&client-request-id=3419c608-8894-0000-3fc7-19349488d201
Backend Request URL: <Not Applicable>
Preauthentication Flow: PreAuthBrowser
Backend Server Authentication Mode:
State Machine State: Idle
Response Code to Client: <Not Applicable>
Response Message to Client: <Not Applicable>
Client Certificate Issuer: <Not Found>

When you look up the error in the first line you might find one of the following URLs:

In the beginning, you had to configure the WAP with the primary Token Signing certificate in use by ADFS, with the command:

Set-WebApplicationProxyConfiguration -ADFSTokenSigningCertificatePublicKey MIIFvTCCA6WgAwIBAgITPQAAAL…..

After the update http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2935608, you will the “ADFSTokenSigningCertificatePublicKey” property is marked as obsolete. That means you do not have to manually populate the public key of the ADFS Token Signing certificate, but rather WAP will leverage the ADFS metadata to discover the Token Signing certificates in use by ADFS.

Within ADFS you can define multiple Token Signing certificates and one of those certificates is marked as PRIMARY and all others are marked as SECONDARY. As you can see below you can see that my test/demo environment has 3 Token Signing certificates.

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Figure 4: List Of Token Signing Certificates In The ADFS Console

When you look into the ADFS metadata (URL: /federationmetadata/2007-06/federationmetadata.xml">https://<FQDN ADFS Service>/federationmetadata/2007-06/federationmetadata.xml), you will find all the Token Signing certificates listed in the “IdPSSODescriptor” section (for the role of IdP) and in the “SPSSODescriptor” section (for the role of SP), which have been marked as “use=”signing””. As you can expect and compare it to figure 4 above, you will see (in my case!) 3 “KeyDescriptor”s, one for each Token Signing certificate in use by ADFS. ADFS will always publish all Token Signing certificates in the metadata. no matter if they’re primary or secondary. In addition, ADFS will always publish only the primary Token Encryption certificate in the metadata.

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Figure 5: List Of Token Signing Certificates In The ADFS Metadata

Using this website you can check the certificates in the metadata and get some output you can understand. You copy the value between “<X509Certificate>…………..</X509Certificate> “ and enter that in the certificate text window.

After doing that 3 times I got (in my case!):

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Figure 6: One Of The Token Signing Certificates In Use By ADFS (Marked As Secondary As Shown In Figure 4)

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Figure 7: One Of The Token Signing Certificates In Use By ADFS (Marked As Secondary As Shown In Figure 4)

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Figure 8: One Of The Token Signing Certificates In Use By ADFS (Marked As Primary As Shown In Figure 4)

As mentioned before, WAP reads the ADFS metadata and picks up the Token Signing certificates in use by ADFS. HOWEVER, it only picks the first 2 occurrences designated as “use=”signing”” as disregards all other occurrences!. Therefore in my case it reads the first and second occurrence (Figure 6 and 7) and ignores the third occurrence (Figure 8). However, when you look in Figure 4 you will see that the certificate listed in Figure 8 is the primary Token Signing certificate that is being actively used by ADFS to sign issued tokens. Because of that WAP can verify the signature of the issued Edge Token and fails with the error as shown in Figure 3.

The Figure below show you that WAP will only read the first 2 occurrences of the Token Signing certificates in the ADFS Metadata

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Figure 9: WAP Reading The ADFS Metadata And Fetching The First 2 Occurrences Of The Token Signing Certificate

Web Application Proxy fetched certificate public key values from federation metadata successfully.
Primary key: MIIDXzCCAkegAwIBAgIQVR5qR+aSho5MH9eWFSXqWDANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQsFADAoMSYwJAYDVQQDDB1UT0tFTi5TSUdOSU5HLlNFTEYuU0lHTkVELk5FVzAeFw0xNjA1MjExMTAyNTFaFw0xODA1MDExMTAyNTFaMCgxJjAkBgNVBAMMHVRPS0VOLlNJR05JTkcuU0VMRi5TSUdORUQuTkVXMIIBIjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOCAQ8AMIIBCgKCAQEAyP5e8em3Y+2Yq57gePRoEjCymWjxozVoVlPn9JuZAQ94KLcVpFDAwJBoD1eNM587hX17WFDUqN6ZM6LMUuPiNSzdugieb+k3kQnTagkJV4vHiwo8qcBHX27DEri/pD81J+6DdiKjrqGVut6+llNP+ab0LXdsuEvoq89eGSNRoUTDHr556CFw4Y+VgwMuXwPVnJoLpj8I9Ml4kItGoBxyAA1RnWNzNBy1GKQ1vIBQxX4/aWAGqBzCs81vrpKhy0HfA/kR9eGoW3GvjJyeSXNkXMfI/5N7SAk11EPopqh6tt1XgjvbyJjiwdE1f79E3mX4ceaz2OQ4H17lYW4jtTZe4QIDAQABo4GEMIGBMB0GA1UdJQQWMBQGCCsGAQUFBwMBBggrBgEFBQcDAjAOBgNVHQ8BAf8EBAMCBaAwMQYDVR0RBCowKIImRE5TIE5hbWU9VE9LRU4uU0lHTklORy5TRUxGLlNJR05FRC5ORVcwHQYDVR0OBBYEFODJ6In6M+5pyaZqU1ygso7MRdBoMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBCwUAA4IBAQCddGlhNBR+HKWM9kN/EIgH6lc5HYaAzx6zdAiez3X6F/sbGzj0dSAeFrhGGMa/8S4U/lwy01z/FyDPydpoyySnVCStTRYwm1VwRKzen+YwwFWpuSZbdv/TpUm3JfPKzA6Rjaja3M+c7R+2SWZ5/lo5sJwUlhA2O+G4MZOi4F7odxa13XviOCQnnbsTM2JX8Dgue8uMe5M037xDlggeP3vNTXXChtbFTXa+S6NJksOkjL7GSC9VmHJQUPqcqyc8QJH5ynsmPtkr3txrq/HrViSEOynC3klyHOniHNitaW1TK3XHfvLK8tuNI2GL8cFmMP9hzAxANFXPA2FeESiMASJT.
Secondary key: MIIDUTCCAjmgAwIBAgIQc4D9JdgHWYxG5BMq0w06kzANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQsFADAkMSIwIAYDVQQDDBlUT0tFTi5TSUdOSU5HLlNFTEYuU0lHTkVEMB4XDTE1MDkyMTA5MDc0OVoXDTE3MDgyMjA5MDc0OVowJDEiMCAGA1UEAwwZVE9LRU4uU0lHTklORy5TRUxGLlNJR05FRDCCASIwDQYJKoZIhvcNAQEBBQADggEPADCCAQoCggEBAL/KaQ7oQYUF7KZ7cV/PijzuxcgPurRjsoUhFOtZd0wPQz57z8dTWVa2L0Yecuu/qOXvvI5W6XtuRshhQuRpgMZohqw8/y9cVmHrLPVLsyjmSKQtXD8Xd3je+xnY01uMWW6BSB8udbPWaRKG0wnrdpFVRDVlcJKosuLAxCbwXOJbKDX27GAmYGcZSfrlCk/acTGmd7652CZKxNllPwUiX2L5zxJ0BMiEG+xurngsxqzDryrQvMz/ldzwgBZa4wQvnaoevKRTkfp/NfbY34LZxBUMNK7bwbS8dlIrGGeoGSo9q8M9QeIw5URE2CCa8/+UBZuEuorQMWQ9J5nDCzfwK+8CAwEAAaN/MH0wHQYDVR0lBBYwFAYIKwYBBQUHAwEGCCsGAQUFBwMCMA4GA1UdDwEB/wQEAwIFoDAtBgNVHREEJjAkgiJETlMgTmFtZT1UT0tFTi5TSUdOSU5HLlNFTEYuU0lHTkVEMB0GA1UdDgQWBBQ61L+viK+SHtuwZ7OjXrARHQlFHzANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQsFAAOCAQEAr+cI1HlQUlZwxlXZchow3kWPc165qOGqu3xp2B3R1nDrMgTSlBPnIQwLCM9+X9xZ1PaQLRmPLDDOV+0CoimzvHJU+1AjdTnU82gNYBCM3ULQk+HTliilTZL3fcJE+QSOH/03TxGyopfw52v4kITGa5KsZpkemvFUnCEkgWk74D2AqDj9j0zwq5zSoJrC9eIWM8ztl3srmiFrhHmEsPSw8hbe20OdTu1xfmI/UgtnVBL2LwJnXuWpv/GgxSC41SS7F5AS2Y42Ojter6Tk5Vu1OnQwKjkJb6JvoHQcVYQaqSb4ufS1aU6kkC8U1qNAgwmv86Mhhqpf66H05UtMtKo/zg==.

Although this is my test/demo environment, what are the lessons learned here?

Please make sure to always follow the following guidelines:

  • Always have 1 Token Signing certificate and 1 Token Encryption certificate that are configured as primary and valid for some time (at least 2 or 3 years or more)!
  • Some time before the Token Signing certificate and/or the Token Encryption certificate are going to expire (e.g. 2 months before expiration) add a new Token Signing certificate and/or Token Encryption certificate (whatever is applicable) and make sure it is marked as secondary.
  • To all connected IdPs and connected SPs communicate you will be changing certificates, and where applicable:
    • Ask to check if they have updated metadata when consuming the metadata URL of your ADFS
    • Mail the metadata XML file containing the current and new certificates or mail the individual certificate files or just mail both
  • To all connected IdPs and connected SPs communicate you will be switching the certificates on a specific date
    • If the connected system leverages the metadata URL or metadata XML file from your ADFS and it supports 2 Token Signing certificates, the metadata can be updated right away
    • If the connected system leverages the metadata URL or metadata XML file from your ADFS and it supports only 1 Token Signing certificate, the metadata should be updated on the specified date
    • If the connected system allows the import or configuration of individual certificates and it supports at least 2 Token Signing certificates, the import or configuration of individual certificates can occur right away
    • If the connected system allows the import or configuration of individual certificates and it supports only 1 Token Signing certificate, the import or configuration of individual certificates should only occur on the specified date
  • Somewhere between 2 and 4 weeks before the certificate expires switch the certificates from primary to secondary and vice versa by configuring the new Token Signing certificate and/or Token Encryption certificate as primary
  • After the old Token Signing certificate and/or Token Encryption certificate (the one configured as secondary) have expired remove it from ADFS and remove it from the certificate store on every ADFS server

In my case the solution is: remove at least one of the secondary certs. I removed all secondaries! ending with only one as you can see below.

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Figure 10: List Of Token Signing Certificates In The ADFS Console

On all WAP servers restart the “Web Application Proxy Service” service. You will then see the following event telling you that WAP has fetched the Token Signing certificates from ADFS

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Figure 11: WAP Reading The ADFS Metadata And Fetching The First 2 Occurrences Of The Token Signing Certificate

Web Application Proxy fetched certificate public key values from federation metadata successfully.
Primary key: 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.
Secondary key: <none>.

After these actions the application published through the WAP and configured with ADFS pre-authentication was accessible again from the outside!

Cheers,
Jorge
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(2015-07-10) HTTP Error 400 Bad Request – Error When Accessing Claims Based Website

Posted by Jorge on 2015-07-10


Do you have a claims based website and do you get the following error when accessing the website?

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Figure 1: HTTP Error 400 – Bad Request

Does the problem go away if you remove a large number of claims rules that issue a large number of claims? If yes, the issues is most likely that the "Request header too long", although it is not mentioned. When that happens, in this case, the user is not necessarily a member of too many groups. In this too many claims having generated and presented to the application. The solution is to increase the default HTTP header or packet size. See the first article on the list of articles below to understand how to solve it. However, Instead of increasing the HTTP header or packet size, see if you can optimize the claims rules to process/issue less claims!

After configuring this, reboot the server!!

Additional Information:

Cheers,
Jorge
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(2015-07-04) Displaying The Issued Claims In A Security Token (On Screen)

Posted by Jorge on 2015-07-04


When accessing a federated application, from a troubleshooting perspective, it can be very interesting in knowing/seeing which claims are being send to the application. ADFS itself logs that information in the Security Event Log, assuming auditing has been enabled. However, to know about all the claims send to an application you might need to go through multiple event IDs.

For more information about enabling the auditing of issued claims see in ADFS:

If you have a farm consisting of multiple ADFS STS servers, you need to understand first which of the ADFS STS servers in the farm serviced the issuance of the security token. In summary, it can be quite a pain to get the required information when needed. Now, wouldn’t it great to have a claims-based application that shows the claims from the security token that was issued by the (last) federation system? Yes it would!

So how would you display the issued claims for a specific claims-based application on another claims-based application? That’s easy!

Let’s say that the "Display The Issued Claims" claims-based application is the application that display all the claims from a security token.

Let’s say that the "Collaboration" claims-based (SharePoint) application is the application for which you want to see the issued claims.

Configure the exact same issuance transform rules in ADFS from the RP trust representing the "Collaboration" claims-based (SharePoint) application on the RP trust representing the "Display The Issued Claims" claims-based application. Now tell the user to navigate to the "Display The Issued Claims" claims-based application and ask the user to e-mail the contents of the website by pressing [CTRL]+[A], followed by [CTRL]+[C] and followed by [CTRL]+[V] in an e-mail to the service desk.

In this blog post, the "Ask PFE Platform" guys explains how to setup the website I’m talking about. However, it requires different manual steps to implement it. I used the exact same website and created a brand new deployment script that helps you setup the website in IIS and the RP trust in ADFS. So, let’s get started and see how you can deploy this.

You can download my version of this from here and unpack it on the Windows Server 2012 (R2) where you want to deploy it.

Before running the script, make sure the following is clear:

After unpacking the ZIP file on the server where you want to deploy website, AND taking care of all the points above, execute the script ‘Deploying-Claims-Based-Application.ps1’ that is also available in the unpacked folder. The script will guide you step by step in deploying the website and creating the RP trust in ADFS. The script always specifies what the next step will be before executing it.

After pressing any key, the script will install all required roles and features…

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Figure 1: Current Step: Initial Screen Warming About Prerequisites – Next Step: Installing Roles And Features

After pressing any key, the script will check if ‘FedUtil.exe’ is available on the local server. If it is not available, the script will abort. ‘FedUtil.exe’ is required to generate the federation metadata of the application, so that a RP trust can be created by using the federation metadata URL of the application.
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Figure 2: Current Step: Installing Roles And Features – Next Step: Checking Availability Of ‘FedUtil.exe’

After pressing any key, the script will check if ‘New-SelfSignedCertificateCustom.ps1’ is available on the local server. If it is not available, the script will abort. ‘New-SelfSignedCertificateCustom.ps1’ is required to generate a self-signed certificate as the Token Encryption Certificate for the application.

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Figure 3: Current Step: Checking Availability Of ‘FedUtil.exe’ – Next Step: Checking Availability Of ‘New-SelfSignedCertificateCustom.ps1’

After pressing any key, the script will create a new application pool or use an existing one, depending on what you specify. When the choice is made to create a new application pool, a name and credentials need to be provided for the new application pool.

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Figure 4: Current Step: Checking Availability Of ‘New-SelfSignedCertificateCustom.ps1’ – Next Step: Creating The Web Application Pool

After pressing any key, the script will create a new website or you can use an existing website and create a subfolder, depending on what you specify. When the choice is made to create a new website, HTTP binding information needs to be specified. When the choice is made to use an existing website, the virtual folder an its path need to be specified. In both cases the HTTPS URL to access the application, including the custom port if applicable, needs to be specified.

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Figure 5: Current Step: Creating The Web Application Pool – Next Step: Creating The WebSite

After pressing any key, the script will check if SSL is enabled and enforced. If not, HTTPS binding information needs to be specified, including a certificate for SSL.

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Figure 6: Current Step: Creating The WebSite – Next Step: Enabling SSL

After pressing any key, the script will retrieve ADFS related information (i.e. identifier, token signing certificate and endpoints) to configure the WEB.CONFIG of the application with.

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Figure 7: Current Step: Enabling SSL – Next Step: Getting ADFS Information

After pressing any key, the script will use ‘New-SelfSignedCertificateCustom.ps1’ to generate a self-signed certificate with the subject you specify. Additional characteristics of the certificate are:

  • EnhancedKeyUsage "Server Authentication"
  • KeyUsage "KeyEncipherment","DigitalSignature"
  • StoreLocation "LocalMachine"
  • ProviderName "Microsoft Enhanced Cryptographic Provider v1.0"
  • AlgorithmName RSA
  • KeyLength 2048
  • SignatureAlgorithm SHA256
  • NotBefore $([datetime]::now.AddDays(-1))
  • NotAfter $([datetime]::now.AddDays(3650))
  • FriendlyName "Show My Claims ASPNET TOKEN" -exportable

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Figure 8: Current Step: Getting ADFS Information – Next Step: Generating The Self-Signed Certificate

After pressing any key, the script will assign the account used in the application pool Allow:Read permissions in the private key of the certificate.

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Figure 9: Current Step: Generating The Self-Signed Certificate – Next Step: Assigning The Application Pool Account Permissions On The Private Key Of The Self-Signed Certificate

After pressing any key, the script will copy the website from the specified source folder to the specified target folder of the website of the virtual folder.

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Figure 10: Current Step: Assigning The Application Pool Account Permissions On The Private Key Of The Self-Signed Certificate – Next Step: Copy The Website Files To The Target Folder

After pressing any key, the script will configure the WEB.CONFIG of the application with the gathered information.

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Figure 11: Current Step: Copy The Website Files To The Target Folder – Next Step: Confguring The Web.Config Of The Application

After pressing any key, the script will generate the federation metadata for the application based upon the WEB.CONFIG.

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Figure 12: Current Step: Confguring The Web.Config Of The Application – Next Step: Generate The Federation Metadata For The Application

After pressing any key, the script will try to create the RP trust within ADFS using the federation metadata URL of the application. The issuance authorization rules will allow access for everyone (permit all). The issuance transform rules will send the userPrincipalName (UPN) as nameIdentifier to the application including any other issued claim.

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Figure 13: Current Step: Generate The Federation Metadata For The Application – Next Step: Create The Relying Party Trust Within ADFS

The script will display all the RP trusts in ADFS and you need to decide if the name you specified for the RP trust is now included in the list of RP trusts. If it is in the list you are done and can specify Y or Yes. If it is not in the list you may need to solve why it did not create the RP trust by checking for example the Event Logs and fix what needs to be fixed. Then you can retry the creation by specifying N or No.

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Figure 14: Current Step: Create The Relying Party Trust Within ADFS – Next Step: Confirm Creating Of The Relying Party Trust Within ADFS

Assuming you specified Y or Yes, the script ends and displays both the application URL as the federation metadata URL of the application. You can copy the that into a browser and try the application.

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Figure 15: Script Finished Succesfully

If the federation metadata URL was specified in the browser you would see something similar.

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Figure 16: Federation Metadata Of The Application

If the application URL was specified in the browser, the application should redirect you to ADFS and possibly ask you to perform Home Realm Discovery (HRD) by telling ADFS from which IdP you are coming from.

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Figure 17: Home Realm Discovery Within ADFS v3.0 and Higher

Assuming WIA is enabled, the logged on credentials will be used. To configure and support WIA for different browsers, see:

The application now display the issued claims from the security token send to the application (begin of the list)

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Figure 18: The List Of Issued Claims Within The Security Token

The application now display the issued claims from the security token send to the application (end of the list)

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Figure 19: The List Of Issued Claims Within The Security Token

Enjoy!

PS: Mylo from the Access Onion has written a blog post about SimpleSAMLphp which is the similar PHP version of an application like this

Cheers,
Jorge
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(2013-09-24) AD User Accounts For Which The ADFS STS Can Generate Security Tokens

Posted by Jorge on 2013-09-24


I have seen or heart multiple times if ADFS can provide security tokens for users in other forests. If YES what are the requirements to achieve that?

For the ADFS STS (Security Token Service) to be able to issue security tokens to AD users, the ADFS STS MUST be joined to an AD domain. When joined to an AD domain it supports Windows Integrated Authentication. For an ADFS STS to be able to issues security tokens for a user, the user must be able to access the ADFS STS as a resource in an authenticated manner, AND the ADFS STS must be able to extract information about the user in, again, an authenticated manner. With all that in mind, the ADFS STS is therefore able to provide security tokens with claims for any of the following users when specific requirements are met:

  • User accounts in the same AD domain of the ADFS STS (in this case the user and the ADFS STS trust each other automatically already, so no additional specific requirements needed);
  • User accounts in any AD domain in the same AD forest of the ADFS STS (in this case the user and the ADFS STS trust each other automatically already because of the implicit/explicit transitive trusts, so no additional specific requirements needed);
  • User accounts in any AD domain/forest for which a two-way trust exists with the AD domain/forest of the ADFS STS server.

If you have an AD forest with multiple AD domains, you only need one ADFS STS farm to be able to issue security tokens for all the users in the same AD forest.

If you have multiple AD forests, you only need one ADFS STS farm in any of the AD forest AND every other AD forest must have a two-way trust with the AD forest where the ADFS STS farm is installed in. If any of the AD forests does not have or cannot have a two-way trust with the AD forest that hosts the ADFS STS farm, then that AD forest must host its own ADFS STS farm.

Be aware to consider the ADFS STS as a writable DC and also secure it as such! Anyone in control of an ADFS STS is able to issue security tokens. If for whatever reason you need to connect to your STS server from an untrusted network (e.g. the internet) you would need to have a federation (reverse) proxy server or a unified access gateway (UAG) server with SP1 as an intermediate.

Cheers,
Jorge
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