Novell Kerberos KDC 1.5 Quickstart

Kerberos is a standard protocol that provides a means of authenticating entities on a network and is based on a trusted third-party model. It involves shared secrets and uses symmetric key cryptography. Traditional Kerberos implementations store relevant Kerberos information pertaining to a realm in a database. Database propagation between KDCs are handled by vendor-specific protocols.

Novell® Kerberos KDC integrates Kerberos Authentication, Administration, and Password servers with eDirectory as data store. It moves Kerberos-specific data to eDirectory and provides Kerberos services using a KDC that accesses data stored in eDirectory. Novell® Kerberos KDC provides the ease of single point of management for deployments with both Kerberos and Novell eDirectory™, and gives the advantage of eDirectory replication and security capabilities.

This guide describes how to install and configure Novell Kerberos KDC.


The guide is intended for Novell eDirectory™ or Kerberos administrators.


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