June 21, 2012 31 Comments
Before I start in with the technical bit, a quick review of some terms, the “problem statement” and the alternative solutions before doing this more awkward setup.
You want to deploy CRM 2011 using an “Internet Facing Deployment” (IFD), which in turn must be configured to use a Secure Token Service (STS) such as Active Directory Federations Services (ADFS). Both CRM and ADFS have to be secured with SSL, ie users will connect to them using https.
I’m not going to cover the same ground as has already been detailed in various places about the basics of doing this configuration. The main document to guide you through this installation process for claims based authentication for IFD is on the Microsoft download page along with the implementation guide here:
and there a various blog posts and a handy YouTube video to show you how easy this all is. You have two main options to set this up fairly easily:
Read how to set up CRM and ADFS on two servers or two ports, or how to do this all on one»