Lesson 6. Kerberos Fundamentals

Time

This lesson takes approximately 2 hours to complete.

Goals

Understand the advantages and disadvantages of using Kerberos with Mac OS X

Use Kerberos to verify passwords

Edit the Kerberos configuration files on a Mac OS X computer

Use klist, kinit, and kdestroy command-line tools to add, delete, and list Kerberos tickets on a Mac OS X computer

List the contents of the edu.mit.Kerberos file on Mac OS X

Learn how a user’s kerberized authentication method is stored in an LDAP directory when using Mac OS X

There’s a famous New Yorker cartoon in which two dogs are sitting at a computer and one of them says, “On the Internet, no one knows you are a dog.”

That’s a big challenge on any network: identifying ...

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