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What is SAM in network security?

What does SAM mean in network security? I know what SID (security identifier) does, but cannot find any info on SAM.
SAM stands for security account manager. It is the security database in the registry. It holds the accounts and passwords for local user accounts.
This was first published in October 2003

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