Cryptography Services (Windows CE 5.0)

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Cryptography services in Microsoft® Windows® CE 5.0 help to ensure information confidentiality, data integrity, entity authentication, and data origin authentication. Cryptography provides a way to distribute or receive information in secret code, so only the intended parties can read or send it.

Windows CE provides cryptography services that enable application developers to add cryptographic security to their applications. This includes Cryptography APIs, Cryptographic Service Providers (CSP), issuing and managing certificates, and developing customizable public-key infrastructures, certificate and smart card enrollment. Cryptography services help to provide security for data and communication in your Windows CE–based applications.

The following cryptography technologies are supported by Windows CE:

In This Section

  • Certificates
    Describes how you can use certificates in Windows CE to provide enhanced security in communications and how to use the certificates programming elements to use and manage those certificates.
  • Cryptography
    Provides information about how you can use the cryptography functionality to enable application developers to encrypt and decrypt sensitive data.
  • Authentication Services
    Provides information about using authentication technologies in Windows CE. These include Credential Manager, Local Authentication Subsystem, and Security Support Provider Interface (SSPI).

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