Security Support Provider Interface (SSPI) is an API used by Microsoft Windows systems to perform a variety of security-related operations such as authentication. SSPI functions as a common interface to several Security Support Providers (SSPs): A Security Support Provider is a dynamic-link ...

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InitializeSecurityContext takes 45 seconds to come out

For an expired certificate sent by a server, the InitializeSecurityContext function takes more than 45 seconds to come out with SEC_E_CERT_EXPIRED. Is there any configuration to avoid this much ...
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Is running IIS application pools as a domain user considered bad practice?

I'd say the question is self-explanatory, but to give a bit of context to the sort of environment I'm talking about. The scenario is that your webservers are being joined to the domain to make ...
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What attacks, if any, are possible against Security Support Provider Interface (SSPI)?

I've been looking at SSPI recently, as it is used for authentication in a variety of Microsoft products. From the looks of it, it's based on GSSAPI and provides an abstraction for wrapping various ...