Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is a standards-based service that securely shares identity information between applications. This documentation describes how to configure a single sign-on partnership between AD FS as the identity provider and Single Sign‑On for VMware Tanzu Application Service as the service provider.

Single Sign‑On supports service provider-initiated authentication flow and single logout. It does not support identity provider-initiated authentication flow. All Single Sign‑On communication takes place over SSL.


To integrate AD FS with Ops Manager, you must have the following:

  • An AD FS subscription
  • A user with admin privileges

Note: To configure SAML, you must have the Single Sign-On service broker installed on your Ops Manager deployment. You need to create a plan, grant any plan administrators, and specify any organizations this plan should be the authentication authority for. For help configuring plans, see the Manage Service Plans topic.

Active Directory Federation Services Integration Guide

Configuring AD FS with Single Sign‑On

Complete both steps below to integrate your deployment with AD FS and Single Sign‑On.

  1. Configure Active Directory Federation Services as an Identity Provider
  2. Configure a Single Sign‑On Service Provider

Testing and Troubleshooting

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