Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Password authentication protocols, part of CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Cert Prep: 4 Identity and Access Management.
- [Instructor] Many access control systems…rely upon password-based mechanisms…to implement something you know as security.…One of the most common applications of password security…is to secure virtual private networks…and other remote access technologies.…Let's take a look at the protocols…used to implement remote access password security.…The Password Authentication Protocol, or PAP,…is the earliest of these protocols.…In this protocol, the client wishes to authenticate…to a server, and both the client and server…know the user's password.…
The client simply transmits the username and password…to the server, and the server validates the password.…That's about as simple as it gets…and successfully implements password authentication.…But there's one major flaw to this protocol.…PAP does not use any encryption…to protect this communication.…Anyone able to eavesdrop on the connection…can read the username and password right off the network.…For this reason, PAP should not be used,…except under circumstances where the transmission…
Instructor Mike Chapple has designed the training around the most recent version of CompTIA Security+, SY0-501, which expands coverage of mobile and cloud technologies. By learning about the topics in this course, you'll be prepared to answer questions from the latest exam—and strengthen your own organization's systems and defenses. To join one of Mike's free study groups, visit certmike.com.
- Identification methods
- Authentication factors
- Multifactor authentication
- Single sign-on
- Authorization and access controls
- Account management
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