SharePoint 2013 using Azure ACS – Part 2

It has been some time since I wrote part 1 of this post and I was hoping that I would have part 2 completed and online within a week.  Due to a very exciting announcement from one of my customers I have been very busy and was unable to get back to completing this article.   I also have been distracted with the new multiplayer game PlanetSide 2 and my old standby World of Warcraft (yeah… I am one of THOSE people).

After reviewing a previous article I wrote regarding Azure ACS and SharePoint 2010, I have decide to not complete my article related to SharePoint 2013.   The reason is that the second part of this series is exactly the same in SharePoint 2013 as it was in 2010.  The only change that has occurred is that the sign-in URL for Azure ACS has changed.   Therefore, I am going to reference the original article below and then highlight the change that need to be completed in order to complete the configuration for SharePoint 2013.

To complete the Azure ACS SharePoint 2013 configuration start with step 1 located on this previous Azure ACS article.

In step 3, you will need to make a minor modification to the PowerShell script.  There is a PowerShell variable called $signInUrl that needs to be set to “https://<namespace>” where <namespace> is the namespace you defined in step 6 in part 1 of this article.

Complete the rest of the steps in the Azure ACS article to configure a SharePoint 2013 web application to use Azure ACS for authentication.

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