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Authentication Using SSPI

When authenticating against Active Directory, we can use a couple of techniques in order to validate a user’s credentials using native Windows protocols rather than LDAP. One valid technique is to use the LogonUser API. This technique is fairly well understood, and resources like www.pinvoke.net have ready-made code snippets that demonstrate how to use the API successfully. We won’t cover this technique, other than to say that for Windows 2000, this technique has some fairly significant limitations. This topic and more are covered in detail in The .NET Developer’s Guide to Wind...


Cover of The .NET Developer’s Guide to Directory Services Programming


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