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Kerberos

Kerberos provides secure authentication for various services at Stanford, such as Stanford OpenAFS.

  • For Windows, a utility called Network Identity Manager provides the graphical user interface for managing Kerberos functions.
  • For Mac,  Kerberos  is built in to Mac OS X. Kerberos Commander configures Kerberos for use at Stanford.

Version

  • Kerberos for Windows: 3.2.2
  • Kerberos Commander for Mac: 5.3.0

System requirements

  • Windows 7 and later
  • Mac OS X 10.8 and later

Eligibility

  • Current faculty, staff, and students

Notes

  • If an application at Stanford requires Kerberos authentication (e.g., Stanford OpenAFS) you should be logged in to Kerberos before launching the application. If you want a convenient way to manually initiate a Kerberos login, install Stanford Desktop Tools.
  • Your Kerberos authentication is in effect for 25 hours.
  • Mac users: If the Kerberos Configuration Utility is installed on your computer, it is removed when Kerberos Commander is installed. If you have a shortcut to the Kerberos Configuration Utility in your dock, that is removed as well.