Chapter 12. Administering Authentication and Authorization

The Microsoft Windows operating system has long been the platform of businesses because it is easy to use overall. It provides a consistent experience for most individuals and, by using built-in tools, enables the organization to know which employees are using its systems and when. For any organization, controlling who has access to systems and how much access is an ongoing concern. This chapter covers two primary areas associated with Windows security:

  • Authentication The process of proving your identity to Windows

  • Authorization The process of providing access to resources that you are authorized to use

Lessons in this chapter:

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