DEPLOYMENT GUIDE

Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (BIG-IP v11 - v13: LTM, APM)

This F5 deployment guide provides information on configuring the BIG-IP system for Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0 deployments.

The BIG-IP LTM provides high availability, performance, and scalability for both AD FS and AD FS Proxy servers. Additionally, you can choose to deploy the Access Policy Manager to secure AD FS traffic without the need for AD FS Proxy servers.

This deployment guide details three ways you can configure the BIG-IP system for Microsoft AD FS deployments: using the BIG-IP LTM to load balance AD FS servers, using the BIG-IP LTM to load balance AD FS proxy servers, and using the BIG-IP APM to secure AD FS traffic without the need for proxy servers.

The following diagram shows the BIG-IP load balancing AD FS proxy servers as described in this deployment guide.

 

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