The Kerberos-hater’s guide to installing Kerberos

As promised in my earlier post entitled Kerberos for haters, I’ve assembled the simplest possible guide to get Kerberos up an running on two CentOS 5 servers. Also, I don’t really hate Kerberos. It’s a bit of an inside joke with my coworkers who are studying for some of the RHCA exams at Rackspace. The additional security provided by Kerberos is quite good but the setup involves a lot of small steps....

2012-02-05 · 6 min · Major Hayden

Kerberos for haters

I’ll be the first one to admit that Kerberos drives me a little insane. It’s a requirement for two of the exams in Red Hat’s RHCA certification track and I’ve been forced to learn it. It provides some pretty nice security features for large server environments. You get central single sign ons, encrypted authentication, and bidirectional validation. However, getting it configured can be a real pain due to some rather archaic commands and shells....

2012-02-03 · 4 min · Major Hayden