Authentication Protocols

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Authentication protocols are used to authenticate a user or computer by validating its identity against a trusted identity. Kerberos is one example of an authentication protocol.

Managed Entities

The following is a list of the managed entities that are included in this managed entity:

Name Description


Kerberos is a network authentication protocol that verifies both the identity of the user that is requesting authentication as well as the server providing the requested authentication, also known as mutual authentication. The Kerberos authentication mechanism issues tickets for accessing network services. These tickets contain encrypted data, including an encrypted password, that confirms the user's identity to the requested service.

Core Security