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Plan to Publish Applications through Web Application Proxy

Updated: August 26, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2

Web Application Proxy is a new role service in Windows Server® 2012 R2. This overview provides an introduction to the planning steps required in order to deploy Web Application Proxy and to publish applications through it. This scenario also describes the available preauthentication methods, including using Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) for authentication and authorization, which allows you to benefit from the following AD FS features, including: Workplace Join, multifactor authentication (MFA), and multifactor access control.


You must deploy AD FS on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 in your organization before you can deploy Web Application Proxy. For AD FS planning and deployment information, see Active Directory Federation Services Overview.

After you have completed these planning steps, see Configure Publishing Applications through Web Application Proxy.