Federated Authentication Service 2311

Federated Authentication Service (FAS) is a privileged component designed to integrate with Active Directory Certificate Services. It dynamically issues certificates for users, allowing them to log on to an Active Directory environment as if they had a smart card. This allows StoreFront to use a broader range of authentication options, such as SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) assertions. SAML is commonly used as an alternative to traditional Windows user accounts on the Internet.

Federated Authentication Service 2311 is the latest Current Release version of FAS. This article reflects features and configurations in this latest release.

Earlier releases

For documentation of earlier FAS releases, see:

The product lifecycle strategy for Current Releases (CR) and Long Term Service Releases (LTSR) is described in Lifecycle Milestones.


Federated Authentication Service 2311