question on self signed cert for ADFS 3.0

Takami Chiro 231 Reputation points

Hi everyone,

I am following an instruction provided by a vendor to setup a ADFS for a SSO for their product. At some point it tells to use Windows SDK to do self sign cert.

My server is 2012r2. I download SDK 7.1 (it is for windows 7/10 and please correct me if this is a wrong thing to install but I could not find something else.).

After the install, I go to bin and follow the command "makecert". However, it did not ask me to put in the server fully domain qualify name..instead it keeps asking for creating a password. Once I did it and generated the cert, it does not include a correct domain name but display in it.

May I ask what I have done wrong? Or in ADFS, should I import a real cert at the first time setup?

thank you for your help in advance.


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Active Directory Federation Services
An Active Directory technology that provides single-sign-on functionality by securely sharing digital identity and entitlement rights across security and enterprise boundaries.
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