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Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
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Single Sign-On

There are three typical options for authenticating users in Office 365:

Office 365 Azure AD users

Out-of-the-box, Office 365 users are stored in Azure Active Directory. Cloud-only users are created with unique usernames and passwords. It can be difficult for users to remember two sets of usernames and passwords (one for the network and another for Office 365).

Azure Active Directory Connect

Azure Active Directory Connect syncs usernames and passwords to Office 365 from a local Active Directory so that users only need to remember their network credentials to login.

Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS)

When Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) is implemented, users don’t have to enter any credentials when logged into the network. This is a true single sign-on experience inside the organisation network.

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How can we help you?

Cloud Design Box can work with you to design a bespoke system which suits your users. We will explain in plain English exactly what each experience will mean for your network and help you plan and deploy the solution.

On-premises or azure

ADFS and Azure AD Connect can be installed using your current virtual servers on-premises or it can be hosted in the cloud for extra resilience. Cloud Design Box can talk you through the available options including the pros and cons of each scenario.

Support and costs

We pride ourselves on offering a great service and very competitive prices. Contact us now for a quote.

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