The Credential Provider, installed on servers running applications, offers easy-to-use tools to retrieve passwords using a single function call in a command line interface (CLI) or native API for Java, C/C++, and .NET on a variety of platforms.
This unique solution enables organizations to eliminate hard coded credentials in applications or scripts. The Credential Provider includes highly secure anti-tampering mechanisms that authenticate applications during runtime and upon password requests, in order to prevent credential theft attacks. Furthermore, being installed on each server, the Credential Provider features high performance and availability for business critical applications by locally securely caching credentials.
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