Kerberos authentication for AIX Version 5.3 Network File System Version 4
Obtaining credentials and writing custom APIs
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Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: December 05, 2006
Find out how to use application programming interfaces (APIs) when writing your own custom Kerberos-based authentication applications. Network File System Version 4 (NFS V4), the up and coming enterprise file system, uses the Kerberos security mechanism to address privacy, authentication, and integrity requirements. In this article, you'll examine different Kerberos credential cache name formats that AIX® NFS V4 supports and are required for authentication purposes. You'll also look at different methods of obtaining the Kerberos credential.
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