Schannel Security Support Provider Technical Reference

Applies To: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2016, Windows 10

This reference for IT professionals contains information about the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, and the Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) protocol as implemented by the Schannel Security Support Provider (SSP).

These protocols provide a means to secure data that is being sent between applications across an untrusted network by using certificate-based authentication and symmetric encryption keys.

See also

Windows Authentication Kerberos Authentication