New Training: Manage Device Authentication
In this 11-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer James Conrad covers how to manage your authentication policies via multiple sign-on options and Azure AD join. Watch this new Microsoft 365,Microsoft Windows 10 training.
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This training includes:
- 11 videos
- 1.2 hours of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Manage Device Authentication Introduction
- Windows 10 Security Technologies
- Windows Hello
- Configure Windows Hello for Business
- Active Directory vs Azure Active Directory
- Join Active Directory
- Join Azure Active Directory
- Register Azure Active Directory
- Perform a Hybrid Join
- Self Service Password Reset
- Manage Device Authentication Summary
What is Windows Hello and How Does It Work?
In an effort to improve login security for hardware devices running Microsoft's Windows, Microsoft released Windows Hello in 2015 for Windows 10. What is Windows Hello, and how does it work, though?
Windows Hello is a biometric authentication mechanism for Windows devices. In most cases, it works in one of two ways.
First, Windows Hello can use fingerprint sensors to confirm the identity of a user. Fingerprint sensors are the more common implementation for Windows Hello authentication due to their availability and cost.
Secondly, Windows Hello can use a special camera to verify identity. Typical webcams can't be used for Windows Hello. A Windows Hello certified camera includes extra sensors that can spatially map a person's face to confirm identity. Those sensors can also detect things like blood flow to verify an object is a real person as opposed to a 3D model of a person's face. Windows Hello capable cameras are less common due to their additional cost but can be more secure than fingerprint sensors.
Despite it being a single source of identity confirmation, Windows Hello has many benefits, especially in the enterprise.