Chapter 9

Securing User Access

Improving the Logon Architecture

When a user logs on to Windows, they are given access to local resources and, in Active Directory environments, network resources. Today, companies are asking for more than just a username and password. They require multifactor authentication that uses both a password and a smart card, biometric identification, or a one-time password token. With Windows XP and earlier versions, implementing custom authentication methods required developers to rewrite the Graphical Identification and Authentication (GINA) interface. In addition, ...

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