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Authentication services can be used by application developers to authenticate clients. Services supported include security services for user authentication, credential management, and message protection through a programming interface called the Security Support Provider Interface (SSPI).
Within SSPI, different security providers are available, such as the NTLM security support provider (SSP) and Kerberos SSP; each one contains different authentication and cryptographic schemes. Optionally, an OEM can write their own security package and add it to the registry for applications to use.
In This Section
- Authentication Services OS Design Development
Provides an overview of the modules and components that implement authentication services in Windows Mobile, and the sysgen variables that enable this functionality.
- Authentication Services Application Development
Describes the SSPI architecture, and also provides information about the security packages supported in Windows Mobile.
- Authentication Services Registry Settings
Describes the registry settings that are necessary to configure this functionality in your device.
- Authentication Services Security
Provides security information about authentication services in Windows Mobile and best practices for implementation.
- Authentication Services Migration
Provides information that you need to know to migrate this functionality from one version of Windows Mobile to another.
- Authentication Services Samples
Provides examples that use the authentication services concepts and programming elements in applications.
- Authentication Services Reference
Contains descriptions of the programming elements in authentication services.