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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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Server Certificates

In recent years, Microsoft has adopted a “secure out of the box” approach for both operating system and application releases. Lync Server 2013 continues with that same approach, requiring SSL certificates to protect communications between Lync servers, as well as between client and server. In addition, a second type of certificate is being introduced with Lync Server 2013, the Open Authentication (OAuth) certificate. While the SSL certificates will continue to be used to encrypt communications, the OAuth certificates will be used to establish trust across the Office 2013 family of servers. The OAuth certificates allow the exchange of security tokens that grant access to resources for a period of time. Server-to-server authentication ...

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