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T. E. FP Mailing
Definitive Kerberos for engineers training course contents
What is Kerberos?
Single Sign On, The protocol, the standard, history, v4, v5, RFCs, Linux, Windows.
Kerberos concepts and technology
AAA, Authentication, Authorization, Accounting. Kerberos vs LDAP and directories. Privacy, integrity. Kerberos realms, principles, instances. Keys, salts, passwords. Key Distribution Centre, Authentication server, ticket granting server. Tickets.
Installation and administration of Kerberos
Installing Kerberos, creating realms, testing. DNS and Kerberos, Kerberos clients. Hands on: Windows and Linux Kerberos.
The Needham-Schroeder protocol, Kerberos v4. Authentication server, ticket granting server, Kerberos v5, encryption options, ticket options, other protocol features and extensions. Related protocols: GSSAPI, SPNEGO. Hands on: Using Wireshark to “see” Kerberos.
Approach, debugging tools, errors and solutions. Hands on: Kerberos troubleshooting.
Kerberos security concerns
Kerberos attacks, protocol security issues. Dictionary attacks, brute force attacks, replay attacks, MITM attacks, security solutions, protecting the KDC, firewalls, NAT and Kerberos. Hands on: Kerberos logging.
Software which uses Kerberos
Kerberos logins, Kerberos and web based applications, Directory services.
Advanced Kerberos issues
Cross realm authentication, Windows issues, Windows and UNIX interoperability, Hands on: Using a Windows DC for UNIX clients.
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