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May 24-28, 2010

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign logo

An Introduction to Kerberos and it's Best Practices

Instructors Ken Hornstein, Naval Research Lab

Location: 1320 Digital Computer Lab

Tuesday May 25, 2010 from 9am to 5pm

Slides are available: "afskbpw" and "bestpractices".

With its adoption by diverse vendors such as Microsoft, Sun, and Apple, Kerberos has become the de-facto standard for enterprise authentication.

Sadly, the documentation for Kerberos has never been its strong point.  Many administrators find the lack of "big picture" documentation a hindrance to the use of Kerberos, and how it interacts with AFS has always been an endless source of confusion.

The goal of this tutorial is to de-mystify Kerberos, and explain its role within AFS. While this will not be a hands-on tutorial, participants are encouraged to ask specific questions related to issues they have with Kerberos at their site. Topics will include:

The day will be four 90 minute sessions with breaks in the morning and afternoon, plus a mid-day break for lunch.