System Administration Guide: Network Services

KERB Authentication

Kerberos is an authentication system that was developed at MIT. Kerberos offers a variety of encryption types, including DES. Kerberos support is no longer supplied as part of Secure RPC, but starting in the Solaris 9 release a server-side and client-side implementation is included. See Chapter 21, Introduction to the Kerberos Service, in System Administration Guide: Security Services for more information about the implementation of Kerberos authentication.