Windows Identity Services Course

This course will look at how Microsoft authenticates and authorizes a user to access resources on a Windows server.

46 minutes

Course description

Identity is how Microsoft Windows Server using Active Directory determines you are who you say you are. In this course, we'll look at the different ways to authenticate a user and the differences between authentication and authorization for resource access.


2FA demonstration

Video - 00:03:00

A demonstration of two-factor authentication.
Two-factor authentication (2FA)

Video - 00:03:00

A discussion of two-factor authentication options in Windows Server 2022 to add additional authentication security from hackers.
Kerberos and NTLM authentication

Video - 00:04:00

A discussion of the differences between these two protocols and when and why they are used on a modern server.
Password reset hack

Video - 00:05:00

A demonstration of how to reset a Windows domain administrator password without using any third-party tools.
Credential Guard demo

Video - 00:03:00

A demonstration of credentials in Hyper-V to protect virtual machines.
Credential Guard

Video - 00:04:00

Credential use in Hyper-V is discussed.
Credential Manager demonstration

Video - 00:02:00

Credential Manager saves login credentials to local servers and may be a security threat you can mitigate.
options demonstration

Video - 00:03:00

A demonstration of how to set requirements for non-traditional passwords in a local server.
Picture passwords and PINs

Video - 00:04:00

A look at all of the different options you can use for authentication instead of a plain username and password.
Password policy demo

Video - 00:06:00

A demonstration of policies that regulate passwords in Group Policy.
Password policies in group policy

Video - 00:02:00

An analysis of policies that regulate passwords in Group Policy.
Security triad

Video - 00:03:00

The differences between these three and how users utilize them for accessing resources.
Authentication and identity protocols

Video - 00:02:00

Kerberos and NTLM discussed as ways to authenticate users.

Meet the author

Robert McMillen

Professor Robert McMillen is a college instructor with over 50 technical certifications. He has an MBA and teaches Computer Science at Portland based colleges. Robert has earned multiple MCSEs and an MCT from Microsoft. He is the owner of Tech Publishing, a Portland-based network new media company. Robert has over 20 years of experience in network engineering and earned certifications from companies like Microsoft, Checkpoint, IBM, and Cisco. Some of his higher profile jobs have been restoring email for the government to prosecute Enron executives, training the network vulnerability assessment team for the U.S. Army, and relocating the Xbox world for Microsoft.

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