Understanding Simple and Chained ADFS Identity Providers

When creating a SharePoint Server source, in the Authentication section, you must provide information related to your ADFS identity providers, if you use them to authenticate users (see Add/Edit a SharePoint Server Source - Panel).

If your authentication configuration uses only one ADFS identity provider, you have a Simple ADFS configuration (see Simple ADFS Identity Provider). If your users are authenticated using two ADFS identity providers trusting each other, you have a Chained ADFS configuration (see Chained ADFS Identity Providers).

You must choose the corresponding option in the Authentication section drop-down menu and enter the required information in the boxes underneath.