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Security on Windows NT

 8 of 9     Network Logons and Delegation Applications

A delegation application is one in which part of the Web server's work is delegated to a secondary server process running on a different computer. For example, a Web server that accesses a database server running on a different host computer is a delegation application.

If the user has logged on locally, as is the case with Basic Authentication, Windows NT security permits those user credentials to be honored by a secondary server in a delegation application. If the user has logged on to the network using Windows NT Challenge/Response, those credentials are not honored. In this case, the delegation application can only run if the secondary server and Web server are running on the same host computer.


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