Security considerations over distributed environment using DCE security framework

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Avadh N. Pandey and Jithesh Moothoor

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: June 15, 2010

Most of the businesses today are running over a distributed environment. Security and integrity of the data flowing over the network is, therefore, of utmost importance for the business units. The DCE security framework essentially does the same for such business needs. Most of the present day distributed environment based business services are using the basics of DCE security. Primarily the DCE security service, with additional new services and facilities, is based on the Kerberos system. This article is targeted to understand the basic concepts and implementation of security mechanisms being used in distributed environment and how the whole idea of DCE security is related to Kerberos.

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