Leverage Active Directory with Kerberos to Eliminate HTTP Password

Leverage Active Directory with Kerberos to Eliminate HTTP Password

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.

Kerberos is a computer network authentication protocol that allows end-users in client-server environments to identify themselves more securely. Most notably, Kerberos allows end-users to reduce the number of passwords they possess and the number of logon attempts they need to make to just one. It also encrypts the end-users' identity so it is not openly sent over the network. Organizations find that Kerberos is a highly secure authentication method that delivers huge benefits for both end-users and administrators, and it contributes to improving their overall security.

Kerberos has become the most popular cross-platform, network-wide authentication system available, as it is now deeply integrated with Microsoft Windows and Active Directory. As a leading provider of password management products integrating Active Directory, PistolStar has developed a Kerberos-based solution using Active Directory as an option for customers who want a server-side product that enables them to execute single sign-on to gain access to all their Lotus Domino servers. The Password Power Plug-In for Domino SSO via Kerberos combines all the benefits of Kerberos authentication with the convenience and ease of use typically found in Password Power.
PistolStar, Inc.
17 Apr 2008
01 Apr 2008
8 Page(s)
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