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About Home Realm Discovery

Home Realm Discovery (HRD) tells users where to go to authenticate and receive an authentication token.

Users will be presented with the HRD page prior to authentication. Historically, internal users bypass this page. When presented, however, the user is required to select an authentication profile.

Users off Corpnet will be required to select their authentication profile.

How often will I see this page?

HRD sets a persistent file-based cookie, which lasts for 30 days, unless deleted. Users should not see this page more than once a month.

What is the purpose of this page?

Enabling HRD allows Microsoft IT to support multiple authentication profiles including Federated Partners (inbound Federation) and Windows Live ID (WLID) users. In general, all changes will fascilitate a richer Secure Sign-On (SSO) experience for our partners and clients.