The SEAM 1.0 release includes all of the items included in Kerberos Components as well as the following:
A utility (gsscred) and a daemon (gssd) – These programs help map UNIX user IDs (UIDs) to principal names. These programs are needed because NFS servers use UNIX UIDs to identify users and not principal names, which are stored in a different format.
The Generic Security Service Application Programming Interface (GSS-API) – Enables applications to use multiple security mechanisms without requiring you to recompile the application every time a new mechanism is added. Because GSS-API is machine-independent, it is appropriate for applications on the Internet. GSS-API provides applications with the ability to include the integrity and privacy security services, as well as authentication.
The RPCSEC_GSS Application Programming Interface (API) – Enables NFS services to use Kerberos authentication. RPCSEC_GSS is a security flavor that provides security services that are independent of the mechanisms being used. RPCSEC_GSS sits on top of the GSS-API layer. Any pluggable GSS_API-based security mechanism can be used by applications that use RPCSEC_GSS.
A preconfiguration procedure – Enables you to set the parameters for installing and configuring SEAM 1.0, which makes installation automatic. This procedure is especially useful for multiple installations.