By default, the ADFS forms based login page supplied by an ADFSProxy server is a best pretty boring and at worst inaccurate.
Out of the box, it looks like this:
Wouldn't it be nice to:
Well, if you agree, today is your lucky day!
Please, keep in mind that it is quite possible (likely even) that some of the changes I describe below will be overwritten when you apply any update to ADFS. Make sure you:
These instructions are applicable to ADFS 2.0 with update rollup 2. I have not tested this with any other past or future version.
Having covered all necessary behinds…on with the show
<data name="FormsSignInHeader" xml:space="preserve">
<value>Type your user name and password.</value>
These are just a few of the theme elements you can fiddle with on the ADFS Proxy form. As you play with these, you will see other text tidbits you may want to adjust. Just be certain to follow my warnings and back everything up before and after your fiddling.