An Introduction to Kerberos and its Best Practices

Instructor: Nico Williams

Location: HYATT House

Time: Monday, August 17 - 9am-5pm

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 hasalways 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.