ADFS 3.0 integration resource dll black magic

Paul B. Henson henson at
Tue May 17 22:07:31 EDT 2016

We are looking once again at establishing a trust relationship between our idp and ADFS. My understanding is that in order to avoid the user having to select between two authentication options after the trust relationship is established, you can either insert a load balancer/reverse proxy between the clients and the ADFS server to synthesize a cookie, or you can modify a file on the ADFS server. Unfortunately, as of ADFS 3.0 said file is tucked away inside of a resource DLL.

I was hoping someone could provide me the technical details of exactly what the name of said DLL is, the path in the file system at which it might be found, the name of the file within it that needs to be extracted, and what exactly needs to be changed in that file to accomplish the removal of this selection process and defaulting to the shibboleth idp for authentication? While I have been able to find a few sources describing the general concept of doing this, I haven't been able to find anything describing the precise details of actually doing it.


Paul B. Henson  |  (909) 979-6361  |
Operating Systems and Network Analyst  |  henson at
California State Polytechnic University  |  Pomona CA 91768

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