Windows Client Authentication Architecture


Windows Client Authentication Architecture describes the many methods of Authentication available within Microsoft Windows

Windows Client Authentication Architecture

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Windows Logon Types#

Windows Logon Types describes different Windows Logon Scenarios.

Credential input for user Windows Logon#

In Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, the Graphical Identification and Authentication (GINA) architecture was replaced with a Windows Credential Provider, which made it possible to enumerate different logon types through the use of logon tiles.

Microsoft Account (MSA)#

Microsoft Account (MSA) (previously known as Microsoft Passport,[2] .NET Passport, Microsoft Passport Network, and Windows Live ID) is a single sign-on Microsoft user account for Microsoft customers to log into Microsoft websites (like Outlook.com), devices running on one of Microsoft's current operating systems (e.g. Windows 10 computers and tablets, Windows Phones, and Xbox consoles), and Microsoft application software (including Visual Studio).

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