What is Windows NT Challenge/Response?

 

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What is Windows NT Challenge/Response?
 

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Windows NT Challenge/Response (also called NTLM) is a more secure authentication method than Basic Authentication. In Windows NT Challenge/Response, the Web browser or FrontPage client first attempts to use the Windows NT credentials used to log on to the computer on which the browser or FrontPage client is running. If those credentials are rejected Windows NT Challenge/Response will prompt the user for a name and password. The username and password are securely encrypted in a multiple transaction interaction between the client and Web server. This interaction is secure against network snoopers that attempt to break into systems by monitoring network traffic between a client and a server.

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