Schannel and CryptoAPI

Schannel uses CryptoAPI for cryptographic operations such as storing public/private keys.

The following topics provide detailed information about how Schannel makes use of CryptoAPI.

Topic Description
Certificate Stores
Both client and server certificates must be stored in a certificate store.
CryptoAPI 2.0 Private Keys
Schannel credentials are represented internally as CERT_CONTEXT structures.