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credui.dll

What is credui.dll?


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Windows Process Description:

The credui.dll file provides an environment for the Credential Manager, a Single sign-on (SSO) solution offered in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP for users to interact with the system. SSO solution deals with multiple sets of user credentials. This functionality, with the support of credui.dll file, tries to lessen the time users spend in performing log-on tasks. Simplifed administration and improved user productivity are just two of the many advantages of SSO solutions.

The Credential Manager provides storage for cached credentials and allows sharing of common credentials. These credentials represent data used in accessing resources on behalf of the user. The credui.dll file is a part of Credential Manager User Interface. The Credential Manager, on the other hand, is part of Microsoft's Authentication Services. When a user adds Authentication services, the Credential Manager will also be automatically added to the user's operating system.

Specific functions performed by the file credui.dll includes reading, storing, and parsing usernames and passwords, prompting saved and previously used credentials, as well as the confirmation of credentials that need to be used. These credentials usually consist of a set of around 10 passwords that are associated with security prinicipals. These functions of credui.dll file oftentimes are used when using electronic mail and logging in to any site like Friendster, Multiply, MySpace, and the like, that requires a username and password.

The type of subsystem that the file credui.dll was built to run includes the components of a console, a text entry and display device for system administration messages. The file also has an archive attribute that shares 158,720 bytes of physical memory.

Author: Microsoft

Author URL: http:// microsoft.com/

Part Of: Credential Manager User Interface

Memory Usage: Low

Associated Applications: Credential Manager

Background DLL: No

Uses Network: Yes

Hardware Related: No

Common Path: C:\ windows\ system32\ credui.dll

DLL Version: 5.2.3790.3959

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