Security for Windows Embedded Compact (Compact 7)


Windows Embedded Compact provides technologies to increase the security of your device or application.

In This Section

  • Authentication Services
    Authentication Services for Windows Embedded Compact powered devices provide security services for user authentication, credential management, and message protection through the Security Support Provider Interface (SSPI).
  • Certificates
    Certificates help users provide more secure communications by providing a common credential to verify identity.
  • Credential Manager
    Credential Manager is one of the security technologies available in Windows Embedded Compact that you use to provide a single point for managing credentials.
  • Cryptography
    Cryptography services for Windows Embedded Compact powered devices provide cryptographic security features that application developers can add to applications.
  • Cryptography API: Next Generation
    Cryptography Next Generation (CNG) is the long-term replacement for the Cryptographic Application Programming Interface (CryptoAPI or CAPI).
  • Local Authentication Subsystem (LASS)
    The Local Authentication Subsystem (LASS) provides the infrastructure that enables user authentication independent of the application and the specific authentication mechanism.
  • Security Loader
    The Security Loader is an authentication mechanism that determines access rights for processes.
  • Smart Card
    The Smart Card subsystem provides a connection between smart card reader hardware and applications that are smart card-aware.

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Windows Embedded Compact 7