Microsoft Web Application Proxy [WAP] is a new service added in Windows Server 2012 R2 that allows you to access web applications from outside your network. WAP functions as a reverse proxy and an Active Directory Federation Services [AD FS] proxy to pre-authenticate user access.
vBoring Blog Series:
- How to setup Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services [AD FS]
- How to setup Microsoft Web Application Proxy
- The only hard requirement of WAP is having an AD FS server. Refer to step 1 for setting that up.
- WAP cannot be installed on a server that AD FS is installed on. They must be separate servers.
Installing the Web Application Proxy Server Role:
Open Server Manager and click Manage -> Add Roles and Features: