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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Administration by Marco Carvalho

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Chapter 5. Setting Up Kerberos Authentication

Typically, servers and services in a Windows Server environment are set up using NT LAN Manager (NTLM) authentication. When in a multiple distributed server and services environment, NTLM increases its level of vulnerability as it is easier for a hacker to gain access from one service by spoofing their identity or performing other malicious authentication attacks. At one time, NTLM was appropriate and easy to use; however, times have changed. Servers and services come aplenty and security is critical.

NTLM lacks in providing extra security measures that are needed. The word Kerberos is actually derived from the Greek name Cerberus. Cerberus was a mythological three-headed hound that guarded the gates ...

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