requesting information from a private AD via a "non azure" .NET web app (SaaS) RRS feed

  • Question

  • I manage a third party SaaS web tool for a multitude of disparate customers.  I am investigating having the ability to allow this software to have the ability to request information from a customers private AD.

    I am just beginning to look at how this may work.  To my novice understanding the customer would have to set up ADFS on their private network and open it up so my non-affiliated third party cloud app would potentially send them, as an example, a SAM account username and password and receive back a "True" or "False" that the user and credentials do exist and are correct.

    I have read about shibboleth, DirSync + FIM, Identity Federation, SAML etc... but unfortunately most articles are related to setting up a strict one to one relationship between a private AD and an AZURE AD.  I would like to simply allow this SaaS that serves several hundred customers, to be able to take a username and password and pass it over the wire to a customers AD pool and get a "True" or "False" back.

    Is this a pipe dream?

    Thank you all


    Monday, May 1, 2017 2:34 PM

All replies

  • Pat,

    I've seen the one who always answers Active Directory questions in this forum not for a while. 

    However, maybe I could but I see not any part of Visual Basic in your question. 

    I suggest you to ask your question in this Microsoft forum which seems to me more suited therefor.


    Monday, May 1, 2017 6:42 PM
  • ok thanks, I'll post there and sorry yes and code samples that anyone was looking to provide I was looking for Visual Basic, but thanks for your advice


    Monday, May 1, 2017 6:45 PM
  • Hi Pat,

    Since this forum is discussing and asking questions about the Visual Basic programming language, IDE, libraries, samples, and tools, and your issue is more related to WindowsAzureAD.
    This link about vb6, please refer that:

    Thank you for participating in the forum activities.

    Best Regards,

    Cherry Bu

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    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 8:51 AM