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Nov 30, 2016

Sharepoint 2010 health monitor being authenticated by ADFS

Hey everyone, I'm somewhat new to the F5 realm, so bear with me here. I've set up a series of new iApps for Sharepoint 2010. The health monitors check for a specific string of text on the page to verify Sharepoint is actually functioning and not just the server and/or IIS. This works fine on the Sharepoint sites that do NTLM authentication. However, there are a few sites that do authentication via ADFS and the health monitors are unable to get this string from the page. These sites are hosted on the same servers as the NTLM-authenticated sites. Is there something special that needs to happen on either the F5 or in Sharepoint for these to work? Thanks in advance for the help!


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  • mikeshimkus_111's avatar
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    Hi Jeremy, since BIG-IP's monitors don't support claims auth, in this case you'll need to modify the monitor (or create a monitor outside of the iApp and select it at deployment time) to check for SharePoint's 302 redirect to the ADFS server.


    The other option is to craft a monitor that checks the status of some resource on the SharePoint server that is not authenticated by ADFS.


    Hope that helps.