Designing an Authentication Strategy

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Most organizations need to support seamless access to the network for multiple types of users, such as workers in offices, employees who are traveling, and perhaps even business partners and customers. At the same time, organizations need to protect network resources from potential intruders. A well-designed authentication strategy can help you achieve this complex balance between providing reliable access for users and strong network security for your organization.

In This Chapter

Overview of the Authentication Strategy Design Process

Creating a Foundation for Authentication

Securing the Authentication Process

Extending Your Authentication Framework

Enabling Supplemental Authentication Strategies

Educating Users About the Authentication Process

Additional Resources for Designing an Authentication Strategy