NPS Protocols

Updated: October 21, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Authentication protocols are used to transmit user or computer logon credentials. If you configure NPS to process some or all of the connection requests that it receives from RADIUS clients, the authentication protocols that you have configured in network policy or connection request policy are used to transmit user or computer credentials so that NPS can verify the identity of the user or computer that is attempting to access the network.

NPS uses the RADIUS protocol to communicate with RADIUS clients and other RADIUS servers.

These protocols are detailed in the following sections.

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