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Managing Kerberos in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: August 2020

Configuring Kerberos Clients

Kerberos clients include any host on the network that is not a KDC server and that provides or uses Kerberos services. This section provides procedures for installing a Kerberos client, as well as information about using root authentication to mount NFS file systems. For an overview of client configuration options, see Planning for Kerberos Clients.

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

Table 3  Task Map: Configuring Kerberos Clients
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 kclient 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.
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.
Enable a client without a fixed IP address to use Kerberos services.
Changes the default security requirement to verify the KDC of the client's ticket.