Integrating Magento with Microsoft ADFS

Microsoft ADFS

Microsoft ADFS is a federation plugin for exposing Active Directory to the outside world. It has not stood still ever since its release and at this moment the most used versions are 2.x and 3.x.

The login screen looks typical to the image shown on the right. Its eyecatching and easy to use. Microsoft ADFS allows for a lot of cool features including two factor authentication.
You can expose LDAP mappings, federate from other Microsoft ADFS servers, and implement Single Logout easily.
It has a very reasonable compliance to the SAML protocol and covers most of its default features which are available in the SAML scope.
Magento ADFS Extension

Difficulties in versions

During our ventures we found that different versions of Microsoft ADFS reacted differently to the SAML protocol. Several settings prove to be mandatory in ADFS 2.x but optional and sometimes even better removed in ADFS 3.x. With all the experience we built while implementing this for our customers, we came to an ultimate mix of settings which functioned best in every version of Microsoft ADFS. The most common issues we found in integrating ADFS servers, is not getting claim information back from the ADFS server, which almost always is a problem in the certificate trust relationship. The second most found issues are Name ID Policy mismatches and are resolved by making incoming claim transforms.
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Our Single Sign-On extension

Our Magento 2 extension allows you to integrate Microsoft ADFS with Magento without issues. Both Single Sign-On and Single Logout works perfectly in the frontend and/or in the backend.

Magento 2 Single Sign-On

Whats our experience in the field?

We've got over a decade of experience in Single Sign-On integrations and have done this for numerous high-end customers. In the last few years we focussed ourselves on Magento v1 and v2 integrations, however we've integrated virtually anything which has come on our path, simply because we know what Single Sign-On requires and brings to you and your end users.

We are native dutch speaking and our integration experts are fluent in English. We can maintain direct contact with your integration solution partners to keep your effort as low as possible or work side by side with you to get your application completely integrated with your Single Sign-On Identity Provider.

Magento SSO Integration


Is a version of the SAML standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data between security domains.

SAML 2.0 enables web-based authentication and authorization scenarios including cross-domain single sign-on (SSO), which helps reduce the administrative overhead of distributing multiple authentication tokens to the user.

OAuth 2.0

OAuth 2.0 is the industry-standard protocol for authorization. OAuth 2.0 supersedes the work done on the original OAuth protocol created in 2006.

OAuth 2.0 focuses on client developer simplicity while providing specific authorization flows for web applications, desktop applications, mobile phones, and living room devices. This specification is being developed within the IETF OAuth WG.

Our Magento Extensions

With our years of experience we learned over time that Microsoft ADFS is not always straight forward. Version upgrades usually came with new requirements or changed specifications. Our extensions had to adapt to it and made sure that the integration would always work, regarding of the version of Microsoft ADFS. This has been the most challenging challenge for us to overcome.

Never the less, we worked for some of the world largest companies, integrating their Microsoft ADFS environments with Magento 1 and Magento 2. Our Magento Extension is able to not only integrate but also apply very useful logics which will make the Magento Single Sign On integration a lot more useful
Magento and Microsoft ADFS

Check out our Magento Extensions below for integrating Microsoft ADFS with Magento