The WMS Digest Authentication plug-in uses hashed encryption to
send user names, passwords, and realm information over the network.
It is the preferred method for providing secure passwords over the
Internet. The server only needs the realm the publishing
point or server belongs to in order to obtain the
correct decryption key; it does not need the user name or password.
You can configure the following option for this plug-in.
Type the domain to which the publishing point or
If you do not specify the realm, the user must provide the fully
qualified domain name and the user name to obtain access to the
To use the WMS Digest Authentication plug-in,
Windows Media Services must be part of a Microsoft Active
Directory™ domain. The domain controller for the Active Directory
domain must be a computer running Windows Server 2003.
Digest authentication is only supported by
Windows Media Player 9 Series or later or a player that uses the
Windows Media Player 9 Series ActiveX control. Users that attempt
to connect using a previous version of the Player will not be able
to be authenticated and they will receive an "Access denied"
The WMS Digest Authentication plug-in is
available only if Windows Media Services 9 Series is running on the
following editions of the operating system: Windows Server 2003,
Enterprise Edition and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition. If
you are running Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, this feature
is not supported.