Kerberos is a network authentication protocol that allows a user to enter his credentials once and receive access to all necessary network resources, without the need to re-authenticate for each one of them. Kerberos offers advanced cryptographic functions using a mutual authentication between the client and the server to protect against man-in-the-middle attacks.
Kerberos, which was developed by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), has been in use since the 1980s and is covered in RFC 4120. Microsoft has been using Kerberos as its authentication method since Windows 2000, so it is often associated with Windows environments . . .
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