Resources for “Centralized Authentication with Kerberos 5, Part I”

by Alf Wachsmann

Two Kerberos implementations are availble. One is from MIT,, and the other, Heimdal, is available from KTH in Sweden at



The MIT Kerberos 5 distribution comes with good documentation about installing, administrating and using Kerberos. The recently published O'Reilly book Kerberos: The Definitive Guide by Jason Garman (ISBN 0-596-00403-6) is a good resource for setting up a new realm and getting interoperability with other operating systems to work.

Using Microsoft Active Directory with Kerberos clients:

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