Pass the hash (PtH) is a method of authenticating a user without having access to the user's clear-text password. This method bypasses standard authentication steps that require a clear text password, moving directly into the portion of the authentication that users the password hash. In this technique, valid password hashes for the account being used are captured using a Credential Access Technique. Captured hashes are used with PtH to authenticate as that user. Once authenticated, PtH may be used to perform actions on local or remote systems.