Customize the ADFS authentication page with buttons!

Q. How can I add custom HTML to the logon page of my ADFS server?

A. As part of the ADFS server customization it is possible to specify some sign-in page description text which is HTML. This can really be anything including a neat looking table showing some useful links like that shown below.

To do this first work out the HTML you want in a standard HTML editor then modify if to be one long string and if you have double quotes as you will need to double them up. Below is an example I use however this should all run on one line.

                              Set-AdfsGlobalWebContent -SignInPageDescriptionText "<table cellspacing=""6"" cellpadding=""8""><tr><td width=""50%"" onclick=""location.href='http://aka.ms/ssprsetup'"" style='background:#0072c6;padding: 8px'><span style='color:white'>Register for Forgot Password</span></td><td width=""50%"" onclick=""location.href='https://passwordreset.microsoftonline.com/?whr=savilltech.net'"" style='background:#00BCF2;padding: 8px'><span style='color:white'>Forgot or Reset Password?</span></td></tr><tr><td width=""50%"" onclick=""location.href='https://account.activedirectory.windowsazure.com/Proofup.aspx'"" style='background:#DC3C00;padding: 8px'><span style='color:white'>Register for Phone / MultiFactor</span></td><td width=""50%"" onclick=""location.href='https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn903763.aspx'"" style='background:#00188F;padding: 8px'><span style='color:white'>Register this device</span></td></tr></table>"

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