Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Deployment Planning Guide

Configuring a Kerberos Domain Controller on Windows or UNIX

The Kerberos Key Distribution Center issues security keys, also called tickets, for authentication. A Kerberos domain controller recognizes the tickets issued by the Key Distribution Center, and extends Kerberos authentication to multiple resources within an intranet. A Kerberos domain controller must be running on a UNIX system, or on a Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 system that supports the Kerberos Domain Controller within the intranet. Microsoft Windows Active Directory and a Windows Domain Controller together form the Windows equivalent of the UNIX Kerberos domain controller. An administrator can use the Active Directory Domain Controller wizard to create a domain controller realm on a Windows server host. Once the administrator completes creates a working Kerberos realm, both Windows and Unix computer systems can participate as clients in the single sign-on environment. The following instructions are included in this document:

For detailed information about installing and configuring Kerberos components, see the Kerberos V5 Installation Guide and the Kerberos V5 Administrator's Guide .