Microsoft Exchange Server

  • Go to Dashboard > Clients and Create a new Client by clicking "Create" button
  • Create a Regular Web App client with any name exchange-img_1.png
  • Go to created client details and "Connectors" tab
  • Select WS-Fed
  • Enter the following information in the respective fields.
  • Click to Download Certificate button and save it to your exchange server.
  • Save Certificate Thumbprint to somewhere as we will use it in later steps.
  • Add above certificate (obtained in above step) to the Trusted People store on the Exchange Server using the steps below:
    • Got to Management Console. Open run dialog (Win + R) and type mmc and press enter.
    • In Management Console, go to File > Add or Remove Snap-ins (Ctrl + M).
    • Search for Certificates on the left side and press Add.
    • In the Certificate Snap In window, select Computer account and press Next. Then select Local Computer and press Finish.
    • You will see an entry for Certificates (Local Computer) in the right pane. Click OK to close the Add or Remove Snap-ins window.
    • You will see a branch named Certificates created under Console Root. Expand the Certificates branch and select Trusted People.
    • Right click on Trusted People > Find > Import and click on Next.
    • Choose the location of the downloaded certificate file you created above and click on Next, again Next and Finish.
    • You have successfully added a Signing Certificate to Trusted People. Now close Management Console and choose No on the Save data prompt.
  • Execute the commands below on the Exchange Server using the Exchange Management Shell.
    • In the below command, ##Base URL## is the exchange/OWA host. The command has both URLs: One ending in / and the other one which does not contain a trailing slash.
      $uris=@("https://##Base URL##/owa/","https://##Base URL##/ecp/","https://##Base URL##/owa","https://##Base URL##/ecp")
    • In the below command, the ##PlusAuth Issuer## is the WS-Federation Reply URL. The ##Cert Thumbprint## is the SHA-1 Thumbprint of the certificate you downloaded. You can copy these values from PlusAuth Dashboard where we have configured WS-Fed in above steps.
      Set-OrganizationConfig -AdfsIssuer "##PlusAuth Issuer##" -AdfsAudienceUris $uris -AdfsSignCertificateThumbprint "##Cert Thumbprint##"
    • Now we are disabling other authentication mechanisms to let PlusAuth handle it.
      Get-EcpVirtualDirectory | Set-EcpVirtualDirectory -AdfsAuthentication $true -BasicAuthentication $false -DigestAuthentication $false -FormsAuthentication $false -WindowsAuthentication $false
      Get-OwaVirtualDirectory | Set-OwaVirtualDirectory -AdfsAuthentication $true -BasicAuthentication $false -DigestAuthentication $false -FormsAuthentication $false -WindowsAuthentication $false -OAuthAuthentication $false
    • Finally, restart services to apply these changes.
      # Restart w3svc and was
      net stop was /y
      net start w3svc
  1. Create AD/LDAP Connection
  • Go to Dashboard > Connections
  • Create a new AD / LDAP Enterprise connection
  • Enter name, and select the client created above.
  • Fill required fields according to your AD/LDAP connection.
    • Search Filter: Enter LDAP filter to find user with parameter submitted from login page. Ex. (mail={{username}})
    • exchange-img_5.png
  • After creating connection make it default by toggling Default Connection
You can use following command to get your AD user's all attributes. Replace ##Username## with a valid username.
get-aduser ##Username## -Properties *
  1. Test login
    • Go to owa login page