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  • Is there a forum for development-related question?
    samlsso
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 3:56 AM

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  • I developed a GINA for our XP users and a Credential Provider for our VISTA and Windows 7 users. Now I have to implement a custom logon for Windows 8. I've installed Windows 8 Developer Preview x64 with Developer Tools and I can't find and documentation or sample code for porting my C/C++ Windows 7 Credential Provider to Windows 8. Where can I find the resources I need to help me port my code or implement a new version specific to Windows 8?
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 3:31 AM
  • On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 03:56:46 +0000, samlsso wrote:

    Is there a forum for development-related question?

    Lots of them:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsapps


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Last one out, turn off the computer!

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 4:12 AM
  • Sorry, I mean specifically related to Windows Developer Preview (Windows 8) only?
    samlsso
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 4:50 AM
  • On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 04:50:18 +0000, samlsso wrote:

    Sorry, I mean specifically related to Windows Developer Preview (Windows 8) only?

    A direct quote from the URL I gave you in the previous post:

    "Welcome to the Metro style app developer forums for the Windows Developer
    Preview. During this preview period, you can use these forums to post &
    find answers to your technical questions and engage in a conversation about
    developing new Metro style apps for Windows 8."

    I'm not sure how that doesn't fit your requirement.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Dreams are free, but you get soaked on the connect time.

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 4:54 AM
  • Close Paul but it does not. I need deep information on Windows 8 security Authentication internals and APIs not Metro apps. I need to port a Windows 7 Credential Provider I developed in C/C++ to Windows 8--for a custom logon. I need to know if Windows 8 continues to support Credential Providers--first introduced in VISTA and supported in Windows 7.

    For a custom logon solution I developed a GINA for XP, a Credential Provider for VISTA and Windows 7 and now I need to develop the same custom logon for Windows 8. I've installed Windows Developer Preview x64 with Developer Tools, but can't find anything I really need. But based on reverse engineering it looks like Credential Providers have been remove or totally refactored. From the TPM demo, the block diagram does depict a block for 3rd party software participating in the logon, but that's all I can find so far.

     


    samlsso
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 5:13 AM
  • On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 05:13:15 +0000, samlsso wrote:

    Close Paul but it does not. I need deep information on Windows 8 security Authentication internals and APIs not Metro apps. I need to port a Windows 7 Credential Provider I developed?in C/C++ to Windows 8--for a?custom logon. I need to know if Windows 8 continues to?support?Credential Providers--first introduced in VISTA and supported in Windows 7.

    Since those are your only options at the moment, I'd choose the language
    forum that is appropriate and ask your question there. One of the Microsoft
    development support folks should either be able to answer or direct your
    question to the correct resource.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Closed loop: A method of execution no longer in vogue except in Iran.

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 5:38 AM
  • Thanks Paul for the advice and help. I did post there as you suggested and a Microsoft employee promptly moved it to a general security-related forum--one I had already posted to that didn't have any Windows 8 related posts--that's why I went searching for a specific Windows 8 forum. Guess I am early to the game. I'll keep trying to find and target Microsoft folks in the Identity space and reversing Windows Developer Preview.
    samlsso
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 5:52 AM
  • Windows 8 Desktop app development issues should go to the Windows Desktop Development forums at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsdesktopdev .  The Metro style app development forums are for developing Metro style apps.

    --Rob

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 5:55 AM
  • On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 05:55:46 +0000, Rob Caplan [MSFT] wrote:

    Windows 8 Desktop app development issues should go?to the Windows Desktop Development forums at?http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsdesktopdev?.? The Metro style app development forums are for developing Metro style apps.

    Ok Rob, but samlsso is not talking about app development, he's asking
    specifically about credential providers for the core OS which is not app
    development.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    You can't go home again, unless you set $HOME.

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 6:13 AM
  • Sorry.  Ignore the word "app" there ;)  Windows 8 Desktop development issues should go to the Windows Desktop Development forums....

    One of the Windows Desktop Development forums is on security and covers credential providers.  Samlsso has found it and posted there.

    --Rob


    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 3:34 PM