Microsoft Digest SSP
Microsoft Digest is a security support provider (SSP) that implements the Digest Access protocol, a lightweight authentication protocol for parties involved in Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or Simple Authentication Security Layer (SASL) based communications.
Microsoft Digest provides a simple challenge response mechanism for authenticating clients. This SSP is intended for use by client/server applications using HTTP or SASL based communications.
Digest authentication is not supported across forests.
The following sections provide information about Microsoft Digest SSP.
- The Digest Access Protocol
- Quality of Protection and Ciphers
- Microsoft Digest Authentication
- IETF Specifications for Microsoft Digest SSP