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RE: Windows SSPI Schannel implementation ready

From: Steve Holme <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 20:39:39 +0100


> OTOH every half baked Windows user, and all power-users,
> knows that schannel is the 'thingy' to hack in the registry to
> modify SSL behavior. But I have no problem with calling it
> 'SSL-Windows-native'.

Personally I find that quite offensive. I have been programming Windows
since v2.0 and have used SSPI on a number of occasions for Security Contexts
but not actually used SChannel. I might have read about it and glossed over
it but as a software engineer and power user I wasn't aware of its usage
fully until Marc's work.

I have stated time and time again that the literal should include SSPI
because, as I understand it, and please correct me if I am wrong and point
me to the MSDN documentation but SSPI is the interface to all the services
that it provides.

Kind Regards


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Received on 2012-06-13