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Kerberos: The Definitive Guide by Jason Garman

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Kerberos-Enabled Client Packages

To truly use Kerberos as a cross-platform single-sign-on system, Kerberized client software has to be installed as well. A complimentary pair of client and server Kerberized applications must be matched to perform native Kerberos authentication. Applications that use server-side Kerberos password verification will work with unmodified clients, but their use is discouraged as it negates the single-sign-on benefits provided through native Kerberos authentication. This section describes some of the software packages available that provide client-side native Kerberos functionality.

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