Schannel and CryptoAPI

Schannel uses CryptoAPI for cryptographic operations such as storing public/private keys.

The following topics provide detailed information about how Schannel makes use of CryptoAPI.


Certificate Stores

Both client and server certificates must be stored in a certificate store.

CryptoAPI 2.0 Private Keys

Schannel credentials are represented internally as CERT_CONTEXT structures.