Use certificate for on-premises authentication

Use this policy setting to configure Windows Hello for Business to enroll a sign-in certificate used for on-premises authentication.

If you enable this policy setting, Windows Hello for Business enrolls a sign-in certificate that is used for on-premises authentication.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Windows Hello for Business enrolls a key that is used for on-premises authentication.

NOTE: Disabling or not configuring this policy setting and enabling the "Use Windows Hello for Business" policy setting requires the environment to have one or more Windows Server 2016 domain controllers to prevent Windows Hello for Business authentication from failing.


Supported on: At least Windows 10 Server or Windows 10
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\PassportForWork
Value NameUseCertificateForOnPremAuth
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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