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June 1-5, 2009

Stanford University

An Introduction to Kerberos and it's Best Practices

Instructors Jeffrey Altman (Secure Endpoints) and Russ Allbery (Stanford University)

Location: Tresidder Memorial Union - Oak Lounge West

Tuesday June 2, 2009 from 9am to 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 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.

Slides are available for tutorial attendees (username/password required)