3.0 Authenticating to a Novell Network

This section describes the methods used on Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2012 to authenticate to a Novell network. Previous versions of the Novell Client used a custom authentication component called the Graphical Identification and Authentication (GINA) dynamic link library to provide authentication services on Windows operating systems prior to Vista. The GINA technology is not available on the Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2012 platforms, having been replaced by a new method of collecting logon credentials called Credential Providers.