Does SharePoint 2010 keep passwords in cookies (in any form hash/encrypted)? I don't think so as long as the authentication mode is Windows, am I right in thinking that?
I have already read the persisten cookie white paper at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30447 so please do not redirect me there. It has a section for authentication cookie but that also doesn't suggest that is keeps password somewhere.
I would be amazed if SharePoint (after all a web site so on client side just HTML) has the capability to get the password from domain-controller or some local store in an encrypted way then keep it in some cookie?
If it doesn't keep the password then how does it lets Office Applications open and edit documents?
I am really confused :-?