The security management technologies can be used to manage Local Security Authority (LSA) policy and password filter policy, query the ability of programs from external sources, and service attachments that extend the functionality of the Security Configuration tool.
Microsoft security management technologies include the LSA Policy API, the Password Filter API, the Safer API, and the Service Security Attachments API. These technologies enable software developers to create applications that manage systems and applications.
The LSA Policy API, the Password Filter API, the Safer API, and the Service Security Attachments API are intended for use by developers of applications that enable administrators to manage and secure their systems. Developers should be familiar with the C and C++ programming languages and with Windows-based programming.
For information about run-time requirements for a particular programming element, see the Requirements section of the reference page for that element.
In this section
|About Security Management
||An overview of the security management APIs.
|Using Security Management
||Common security management tasks.
|Security Management Reference
||Detailed information about the functions, structures, and other programming elements used to implement security management.