Windows authentication methods (probably a FAQ)
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Sun Jul 20 04:36:56 GMT 2003
Antti Andreimann wrote:
> In recent times I have had to dig deep into the wonderful world of windows
> authentication methods and to be honest It seems like an awful mess to me.
> Can someone who knows the topic a bit better correct me on the following
> and shed some light into my confused mind:
> Windows can use the following authentication methods:
> 1. Plaintext passwords (also known as LM or lanmanager??)
> 2. NTLMv1. Is this the same as "encrypted passwords?"
> 3. NTDOM (SAM???). How is this related to NTLM?
> 4. NTLMv2. Is this basically LM or NTLM in an encrypted tunnel?
> 5. Kerberos tickets. Standard protocol with M$ own extension to carry NT
> "user identifiers". Altzheimer (or is it just a bad memory chip in my
> brain) keeps me from remembering how they were called.
> 6. Something I have missed?
The training course starts here: http://ubiqx.org/cifs/
See section 2.8, which covers all of the stuff you've asked about above,
most of it in euphorically painful detail. :)
Once you've read that, there are more sources listed in the References
"Implementing CIFS - the Common Internet FileSystem" ISBN: 013047116X
Samba Team -- http://www.samba.org/ -)----- Christopher R. Hertel
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