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  • Hi all,

    We currently have a CRM 2011 on premise deployment using a single server (CRM & SQL).  We are looking at the possibility of an IFD, just having a brief look over the forums regarding the procedure and have a couple of questions.

    1. Is an SSL certificate required?
    2. I presume a static public IP for the server is a requirement?
    3. Is there anything else that is required before starting the process?

    This is not an immediate short term project but it is something that we are looking to implement at some point so just gathering as much information as possible at the moment.

    Thanks!

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 10:22 AM

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  • Hi,

    I would recommend watching this tutorial series on how to implement IFD and Claims Based Authentication for Dynamics CRM. As to your questions:

    1. Yes, it is definitely required.

    2. It is a requirement if your users plan to use Dynamics CRM from anywhere (home, office, etc.) and this is actually the purpose of IFD.

    3. As I mentioned, watch the series I suggested, so that you get an overview of what is required and what the installation process look like.

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    Pavlos


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    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 10:35 AM

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  • Hi,

    I would recommend watching this tutorial series on how to implement IFD and Claims Based Authentication for Dynamics CRM. As to your questions:

    1. Yes, it is definitely required.

    2. It is a requirement if your users plan to use Dynamics CRM from anywhere (home, office, etc.) and this is actually the purpose of IFD.

    3. As I mentioned, watch the series I suggested, so that you get an overview of what is required and what the installation process look like.

    Greetings,

    Pavlos


    Please mark this reply as an answer and vote it as helpful if it helps you find a resolution to your problem.
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 10:35 AM
    1. Yes, you need SSL certificates for at least two domain names (one for the ADFS web site, and the other for the CRM web site). You can either buy a certificate for each domain name, or one wildcard certificate
    2. Essentially, yes. The domain names for ADFS and CRM both need to be publicly available, which means a static IP address for them to be registered against
    3. Some DNS and Firewall configuration may be required - see the Planning section of http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg188579.aspx for details

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    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:05 AM
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