User Authentication

Posted on 2011-10-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi Members,

Can Some one explain me step by step the process starts from a user login on its domain id how does it work technically  behind ? I think LDAP is use to authenticate a user on domain  but how does it works step by step ?

also tell me the importance of dns in user authentication ?


Osama Mansoor
Question by:infoplateform
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    the dns is omportant to find the domain controller for this user and/or workstation.
    It can cache credentials for some time and allow for "offline logon" but needs to connect to the DC after some time.
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    by:Mike Kline
    DNS comes into play because of the SRV records and how they are used to located a domain controller

    DNS is also necessary for replication but for logon the SRV records are key


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