LASS OS Design Development (Windows CE 5.0)

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Security services in Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 include the Local Authentication Subsystem (LASS). LASS provides the infrastructure that supports application-independent user authentication, consistent authentication regardless of the local authentication plugin (LAP) that is used, and policy-based authentication using authentication events (AEs).

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LASS Overview

Provides OS design information and describes LASS modules. For Windows CE, Sysgen variables are also defined.

Local Authentication Plugin (LAP)

Defines a local authentication plugin (LAP) and its use by LASS.

Authentication Event (AE)

Defines an AE and its use by LASS.

Comparing LASS and Password Authentication

Compares LASS authentication to password-based authentication in earlier versions of Windows CE.

Master Key Protection in LASS

Provides high-level information on master key protection in LASS.

LASS Exponential Backoff

Describes LASS exponential backoff, a mechanism that can be optionally enabled if a LAP is vulnerable to brute force attacks.

Creating a LAP

Provides information that is necessary to create a custom LAP.

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