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Two "LoginCapture Credential Provider" entries?

I just realized that the ZCM Agent (17.4.1)creates two networkprovider entries in W10, both identically named "LoginCapture Credential Provider". One points to %Programfiles%\Novell\CASA\bin\lcredmgr.dll, the second one to %Programfiles%\Novell\Zenworks\bin\Zencredmanager.dll

Does anybody else consider it at least extremely bad style to have two different network providers running under the same name? Also, is there some documentation anywhere explaining what they do, and why ZCM needs two?

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Massimo Rosen
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Re: Two "LoginCapture Credential Provider" entries?

Zencredmanager.dll is the main credential manager that is used by default and will accept your logon credentials and pass them to Windows. 

Lcredmgr.dll is a secondary credential provider that accepts the credentials from Windows in the case that the Zencredmanager has been disabled or filtered. 

Zencredmanager.dll may need to be filtered if there are 3rd party credential providers that need to be primary such as a Single Sign-On solution, password manager, FDE solution, etc....

Other MF products that have their own Credential Provider are generally ZENworks aware and while they do filter out Zencredmanager.dll, they also call into it directly when it exists and allow it to then pass credentials onto Windows so that any ZCM feature that requires our credential manager would still be in place.

 

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Re: Two "LoginCapture Credential Provider" entries?

Thanks Craig.

I still wonder why it needs two, the OES client for instance can handle both situations (if it#s the primary credential provider or not) with just one.

And I still think that giving both the same (not to mention very generic and meaningless) name to be a tad rude. 😉

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