Credential Manager Application Development
Credential Manager consists of a set of APIs that applications can be used to cache and obtain cached credentials.
Selecting Kerberos and NTLM authentication services in the Platform Builder catalog automatically adds Credential Manager to the OS design.
The credential manager has an API comprising five functions —CredRead, CredWrite, CredFree, CredDelete, CredUpdate— that read, write, delete, and update credential information. The following list shows the reasons you would use these functions:
To provide a single point for managing credentials.
To store credentials for authentication services, including user-written authentication services.
- Credential Manager
Provides information about using credential manager that provides storage for cached credentials, and enables the sharing of common credentials.
- Authentication Services
Provides information about using authentication technologies in Windows Embedded CE. These include Security Support Provider Interface (SSPI) and Security Support Providers (SSPs).