Objective 2.1: Plan and configure authentication

Authentication is a mechanism within a system that verifies the identity of the requestor as genuine; this mechanism has nothing to do with the assignment of rights or permissions. After a requestor has been authenticated, authorization can then be granted, providing access to system resources.

Authentication is required on three different occasions for on-premise installations of Microsoft SharePoint:

  • User authentication. A user is trying to access SharePoint resources

  • App authentication. An installed app is trying to access SharePoint resources

  • Server-to-server (S2S) authentication. Two-way resource access between servers (Exchange/Lync/SharePoint) in the enterprise

SharePoint does not provide any ...

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