Comparing LASS and Password Authentication (Windows CE 5.0)

Windows CE 5.0
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The following table shows how LASS authentication compares with standard password authentication.

ConceptPassword authenticationLASS authentication
Basic mechanismA password is the only mechanism available to authenticate the user.LAPs are replaceable authentication mechanisms that include password, smartcard, fingerprint, and more for authentication.
VerificationCheckPassword is used to authenticate a user.The LASS function VerifyUser is used to authenticate a user.
EnrollmentSetPassword prompts the user for a password.CreateEnrollmentConfigDialog is used to enroll the user by obtaining such information as a password or fingerprint.
Applicable policiesSetPasswordActive and SetPasswordStatus are used to configure the necessity for passwords at startup.Authentication Events (AEs) provide versatility for setting policies that determine when user verification should occur.

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