Kerberos 5, a quick start

Date May 3, 2008

i still maintain this, it’s not complete

Kerberos is a network authentication protocol created by MIT, it’s uses symmetric-key cryptography to authenticate users to network services.
from wikipedia: “Kerberos uses as its basis the Needham-Schroeder protocol. It makes use of a trusted third party, termed a key distribution center (KDC), which consists of two logically separate parts: an Authentication Server (AS) and a Ticket Granting Server (TGS). Kerberos works on the basis of “tickets” which serve to prove the identity of users.

The KDC maintains a database of