Windows Server 2003 Security Infrastructures is a must for anyone that wants to know the nuts and bolts of Windows Server 2003 security and wants to leverage the operating system’s security infrastructure. The primary goal of this book is to provide insights into the security features and technologies of the Windows Server 2003 operating system. It also highlights the security principles an architect should remember when designing an infrastructure that is rooted on the Windows Server 2003 OS.
The book focuses on the operating system’s authentication, authorization, key management and security management infrastructure services. It provides all you need to know about Windows-rooted trusted security infrastructures and fundamental Windows security concepts such as security authorities and principles, principal identifiers and credentials, and trust relationships. It covers different authentication methods, including the Kerberos, NTLM, IIS, and MS Passport authentication protocols, Windows Single Sign-On solutions, and authentication interoperability between Windows and Unix platforms. The section on Windows Server 2003 Authorization technology covers Windows authorization concepts, role-based access control support, malicious mobile code protection, and digital rights management. The chapters on key management technology focus on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) components, the deployment of Windows-rooted PKIs, and PKI-enabled applications. The book also covers the following crucial security management technologies: policy management, patch management, and security-related auditing.
- Explains the nuts and bolts of Windows Server 2003 security
- Provides practical insights into how to deploy and administer Windows security infrastructure
- Draws on the experience of a lead consultant in the Microsoft security area