Security is a very important topic for any technology. As a SharePoint 2010 technologist, it is important for you to understand how SharePoint authorization works, and how SharePoint relies on external systems for authentication. With the release of SharePoint 2010, not only can you work under classic windows authentication, you can also leverage claims based authentication. Even within Windows authentication there are nuances of NTLM vs Kerberos. This course will teach you the basics of SharePoint authorization and authentication. It provides a walkthrough of setting up claims based authentication with SharePoint, and finishes up on advanced topics such as claims augmentation and their practical applicability and relevance in a SharePoint 2010 environment.