FIM R2 Portal and SharePoint 2010

As I’m sure many of you know the Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 (FIM R2) portal can be deployed on either Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 or SharePoint 2010 Foundation.  What I didn’t immediately realise –and I’m yet to actually see any reference to it, hence this post– is that the web application that houses the FIM portal must be running in Classic Mode Authentication

If you implement a Claims Based Authentication web application the FIM Portal doesn’t work.  And let me clarify what I’m talking about here –I’m not trying to do SAML authentication to SharePoint (let’s not worry too much about the inaccuracy of that statement and what actually happens under the covers but instead focus on the available options when creating web applications).  I just created a new web application using the recommended Claims Based Authentication type and then configured the authentication provider as Windows Claims, i.e. Negotiate (Kerberos), i.e. I chose:

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And then:

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OK.  So this won’t affect those of you who do a standalone installation as that installation type creates the SharePoint – 80 web application using the Classic Mode Authentication setting.  This advice is for those of you using a SharePoint farm –in this scenario make sure your web application is created using Classic Mode Authentication:

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About Paul Williams

IT consultant working for Microsoft specialising in Identity Management and Directory Services.
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4 Responses to FIM R2 Portal and SharePoint 2010

  1. Ross Currie says:

    “OK. So this won’t affect those of you who do a standalone installation as that installation type creates the SharePoint – 80 web application using the Classic Mode Authentication setting.”

    Annoyingly, the stand-alone installation of SharePoint Foundation 2013 (supported since FIM R2 SP1 the other week) seems to install claims-based by default.

    I’m having all manner of difficulties installing FIM R2 SP1 on SharePoint 2013. I may get around to documenting my struggles once I work it out.

  2. jmanley501 says:

    Ross: Spence’s article will help you set this up:
    http://www.harbar.net/articles/fimportal.aspx

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