AD FS Help Federation Metadata Explorer

Federation Metadata Explorer

The Federation Metadata Explorer is an online tool that will retrieve the federation metadata document from your AD FS service and display the contents in a readable format. In addition to viewing the contents, this is a great way to check that your federation service is reachable from the extranet.

The federation metadata document is a XML file that is available for download at the following AD FS endpoint:

https://contoso.com/federationmetadata/2007-06/federationmetadata.xml

It contains information about your federation service that is used to create trusts, identify token-signing certificates, and many other things. So it needs to be publicly available so that other parties can access and consume it.


Enter in your federation service name below and click the 'Get federation metadata' button to retrieve your document.



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