Appendix C. Understanding the Local KDC

The local Key Distribution Center (LKDC) facilitates single sign-on for Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) file sharing and screen sharing, and although it is outside the scope of this book, Back to My Mac. Every computer running Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server (version 10.5 and later) has its own LKDC that facilitates access to the Kerberized services running locally.

Because the LKDC shows up when you look at various configuration files, you may want to understand how it fits in with the other authentication services. Even though Apple Knowledge Base article TS1245, “Mac OS X 10.5: Duplicate computer name alert when binding to Open Directory” (support.apple.com/kb/TS1245) refers specifically to an issue with Mac ...

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