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DEFINITION: Kerberos is a secure method for authenticating a request for a service in a computer network. Kerberos was developed in the Athena Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The name is taken from Greek mythology; Kerberos was a three-headed dog who guarded the gates of Hades. Kerberos lets a user request an encrypted "ticket" from an authentication process that can then be used  … 
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Leverage Active Directory with Kerberos to Eliminate HTTP Password
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WHITE PAPER: This paper will discuss the workings and benefits of Kerberos, focusing on its single sign-on capabilities, its multipronged security, and its ease of use.
Posted: 17 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

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KERBEROS DEFINITION (continued): …  to request a particular service from a server. The user's password does not have to pass through the network. A version of Kerberos (client and server) can be downloaded from MIT or you can buy a commercial version.Briefly and approximately, here's how Kerberos works:Suppose you want to access a server on another computer (which you may get to by sending a Telnet or similar login request). You know that this server requires a Kerberos "ticket" before it will honor your request.To get your ticket, you first request authentication from the Authentication Server (AS). The Authentication Server … 
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