"CNG Key Isolation - lsass.exe" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "CNG Key Isolation" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "CNG Key Isolation" service related to lsass.exe?

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A

"CNG Key Isolation" is a Windows 8 service that The CNG key isolation service is hosted in the LSA process. The service provides key process isolation to private keys and associated cryptographic operations as required by the Common Criteria. The service stores and uses long-lived keys in a secure process complying with Common Criteria requirements. "CNG Key Isolation" service is provided by lsass.exe program file.

Detailed information on "CNG Key Isolation" service:

Service name: KeyIso
Display name: CNG Key Isolation
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
Dependencies: {RpcSs}

"CNG Key Isolation" service is provided by a program called: lsass.exe:

Name: lsass.exe
Location: C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
Description: Local Security Authority Process
File version: 6.2.9200.16420 (win8_gdr.120919-1813)
Size: 35840 bytes
Modified: 9/20/2012 6:33:39 AM UTC

Disabling "CNG Key Isolation" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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