Authentication Services (Windows CE 5.0)

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Microsoft® Windows® CE 5.0 provides authentication services that can be used by application developers to authenticate clients. Services supported by Windows CE 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.

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