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Federation of identities for authentication has become the standard mechanism for providing a great user experience for access to applications. The best part is that it traverses the bounds of your organisation. Microsoft's Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) provides a standard based federation service and is included with Windows Server.

In every organisation, users simply want to use a single username and password across many systems within and outside your organisation, better still, once authenticated they don't want to be asked again.

That is the power of AD FS.  

Once you've authenticated, each system you go to can be configured to request a token from AD FS to confirm you have already been successfully authenticated and the system then automatically logs you in because it trusts the token from AD FS. Alternately, you can trust other providers such as Facebook or Twitter etc. which can also issue tokens and users can be authenticated to your organisation automatically by being authenticated first by Facebook etc. 

Our Experience

With extensive background in large organisations, Business Mechanix has deployed Federation solutions touching hundreds of thousands of people.  At Manukau Institute of Technology, Business Mechanix implemented AD FS to provide a single sign-on mechanism for more than 60,000 users accessing their cloud services.  Similarly, Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki and Whitireia New Zealand used Business Mechanix' in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Federation along with comprehensive understanding of university systems to implement a single sign-on solution for thousands of users.  Business Mechanix has also helped organisations implement AD FS with their Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 systems for single sign-on and secure internet facing authentication, such an implementation was with Cyclone Computers.

About Us

Our range of experience and desire to help our customers move forward with innovative business process change, fantastic web services integration and technology based solutions, make Business Mechanix are a great choice for you next project.  We can integrate almost any system together and love getting our hands dirty with the sometimes daunting older technologies we find, we may even surprise you to leverage more out of what you have existing through integration and clever mobile and front end web technology, or if you’ve simply had enough, we can replace or supplement your systems for you… talk to us today about what you are trying to achieve and we’d be happy to help.

Business Mechanix Services

  • Federation design and architecture planning
  • Identity Management strategies
  • Identity Management design and architecture planning
  • Identity Management with Cloud Services
  • Active Directory reviews and restructures