Kerberos is a network authentication protocol. It is designed to provide strong authentication for client/server applications by using secret-key cryptography.
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Kerberos: The Network Authentication Protocol
Reference distribution and official documentation for Kerberos. Software is subject to US export control. (MIT)
Provides products for database security, web security, and security infrastructure based on the Kerberos protocol, and also provides Kerberos consulting and support.
Freely available implementation of Kerberos 5. Includes system documentation and downloads.
An international free implementation. Includes downloads, distribution information and mailing list contacts.
How to Kerberize your Site
Excellent tutorial on implementation. Contains detailed steps to follow for a successful installation, as well as answers to common questions.
Answers to frequently asked questions.
Kerberos Network Authentication Service
A resource site with documentation, papers and software distributions. Software may be subject to US export control.
Kerberos Reference Page
An index of related resources. Includes software distributions and patches, as well as user documentation.
Kerberos: An Authentication Service for Computer Networks
A technical paper documenting the system and standard. Includes diagrams and references.
MIT Kerberos Consortium
Created to establish Kerberos as a universal authentication platform for the world's computer networks. Includes news and events, details of sponsors and those involved, and membership information.
An overview and specification of the official internet protocol.
CERT Advisory: Buffer Overflow in Kerberos Administration Daemon
"Multiple Kerberos distributions contain a remotely exploitable buffer overflow in the Kerberos administration daemon. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain root privileges on a vulnerable system." (October 28, 2002)
Last update:December 19, 2012 at 11:05:03 UTC