Create a Rule to Send Claims Using a Custom Rule


Applies To: Windows Server 2012

Using the Send Claims Using a Custom Rule template in Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), you can create custom claim rules for situation in which a standard rule template is not sufficient for the needs of your organization. Custom claim rules are written in the claim rule language and must then be copied into the Custom rule text box before they can be used in a rule set. For information about constructing the syntax for an advanced rule, see The Role of the Claim Rule Language.

You can use the following procedure to create a claim rule with the AD FS Management snap-in.

Membership in Administrators, or equivalent, on the local computer is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (

To create a rule to send claims using a custom claim

  1. On the Start screen, type AD FS Management, and then press ENTER.

  2. In the console tree, under AD FS\Trust Relationships, click either Claims Provider Trusts or Relying Party Trusts, and then click a specific trust in the list where you want to create this rule.

  3. Right-click the selected trust, and then click Edit Claim Rules.

  4. In the Edit Claim Rules dialog box, select one the following tabs, depending on the trust that you are editing and which rule set you want to create this rule in, and then click Add Rule to start the rule wizard associated with that rule set:

    • Acceptance Transform Rules

    • Issuance Transform Rules

    • Issuance Authorization Rules

    • Delegation Authorization Rules

  5. On the Select Rule Template page, under Claim rule template, select Send Claims Using a Custom Rule from the list, and then click Next.

  6. On the Configure Rule page under Claim rule name type the display name for this rule. Under Custom rule, type or paste the desired claim rule language syntax for this rule.

  7. Click Finish.

  8. In the Edit Claim Rules dialog box, click OK to save the rule.

Additional references

Checklist: Creating Claim Rules for a Claims Provider Trust

Checklist: Creating Claim Rules for a Relying Party Trust

The Role of the Claim Rule Language

The Role of Claims

The Role of Claim Rules