Managing Kerberos and Other Authentication Services in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: August 2014

Configuring Kerberos Clients

Kerberos clients include any host on the network that is not a KDC server and that needs to use Kerberos services. This section provides procedures for installing a Kerberos client, as well as information about using root authentication to mount NFS file systems.

    Client configuration options are similar to the server options, with the addition of the Automated Installer (AI):

  • AI – Recommended for quick and easy installation of multiple Kerberos clients

  • Automatic – Recommended for scripts

  • Interactive – Sufficient for most installations

  • Manual – Necessary for more complex installations

The following task map describes the tasks that are covered in this section.

Table 4-5  Configuring Kerberos Clients Task Map
For Instructions
Install clients by using the Automated Installer (AI).
Appropriate when you want the Kerberos client to be configured during system installation.
Create an installation profile for similar Kerberos clients.
Creates a reusable client installation profile.
Install clients with a script.
Appropriate when the installation parameters for each client are the same.
Install clients by answering prompts.
Appropriate when only a few of the installation parameters need to change.
Install clients manually.
Appropriate when each client installation requires unique installation parameters.
Join a Kerberos client to an Active Directory Server.
Automatically installs a Kerberos client of an Active Directory server.
Disable verification of the KDC that issued a client Ticket Granting Ticket (TGT).
Streamlines KDC verification when Kerberos clients do not have a host principal stored in the local keytab file.
Enable a client to access an NFS file system as the root user
Enables the client to mount an NFS file system with root access. Also, enables the client to access the NFS file system so that cron jobs can run.