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SQL Server MVP Deep Dives by Greg Low, Paul Randal, Kimberly Tripp, Adam Machanic, Kalen Delaney, Paul Nielsen

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Chapter 38. Successfully implementing Kerberos delegation

Scott Stauffer

Kerberos delegation is a method of securely transferring a user’s credentials from the client’s PC to the middle application tier such as a web server, then on to a back-end database tier. In this chapter, I’ll explain some of the issues, talk about the prerequisites, and discuss the steps of implementing Kerberos delegation in your environment.

I first became interested in digging deeper into Kerberos delegation when I asked a group of approximately 50 database professionals the following question at a local PASS chapter meeting: “How many people have attempted to set up Kerberos delegation?” I was shocked to see so few hands, and then shocked again after hearing that ...

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