Digest SSP


Digest SSP is a Security Support Provider as used in the Microsoft Active Directory Security Support Provider Interface as used within the Windows Client Authentication Architecture

Digest SSP (Wdigest.dll) is the preferred authentication protocol for certain applications, such as LDAP and HTTPS.

Digest SSP is used for the following:

  • Internet Explorer (IE) and Internet Information Services (IIS) access.
  • LDAP queries.
Digest SSP uses DIGEST-MD5 as used in Windows Server 2003+ for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Web authentication.

The DIGEST-MD5 is shown as a SASL Mechanism within the SupportedSASLMechanisms attribute of Microsoft Active Directory.

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