Security for Windows Embedded CE (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)


Windows Embedded CE provides technologies to increase the security of your devices or applications.

Security Overview

Provides an overview of the security services available in Windows Embedded CE.

Enhancing the Security of a Device

Provides an overview of how to use the security services in Windows Embedded CE to create a device that is more secure.

Security Catalog Items

Provides descriptions and Sysgen variable information for the Catalog items that appear under the security node in the Platform Builder Catalog.

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Catalog Items

Provides links and information about the Catalog-selectable technologies and functionality that can be included in OS designs.

Authentication Services

Provides information on using authentication technologies in Windows Embedded CE, which include Security Support Provider Interface (SSPI) and Security Support Providers (SSPs).

Credential Manager

Provides information on using Credential Manager, which provides storage for cached credentials, and enables the sharing of common credentials.


Describes how you can use certificates in Windows Embedded CE to provide enhanced security in communications and how to use the certificates programming elements to use and manage those certificates.


Provides information about how you can use the cryptography functionality to enable application developers to encrypt and decrypt sensitive data.

Smart Card

Provides information about how you can use the Smart Card Resource Manager API and the smart card reader hardware device drivers that make up smart card functionality.

Local Authentication Subsystem(LASS)

Describes the infrastructure known as LASS that will enable application-independent and authentication mechanism-independent user authentication.

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