Active Directory Federation Services Integration Guide Overview

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 the Single Sign-On Service (SSO) for Pivotal Cloud Foundry as the service provider.

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


To integrate AD FS with Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), you must have the following:

  • An AD FS subscription
  • A user with admin privileges

Note: To configure SAML, you must have the Pivotal Single Sign-On service broker installed on your PCF 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 SSO

Complete both steps below to integrate your deployment with AD FS and SSO.

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

Testing and Troubleshooting