Please help: Kerberos and web applications?

simon simon at
Tue Sep 14 09:57:30 EDT 2004

Andreas wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 03:10:55PM -0400, rachel elizabeth dillon wrote:
>>It is possible that your question is answered by this question in the 
>>Kerberos FAQ:
>>There has also been some work done on integrating Kerberos into 
>>apache and Mozilla, but this is highly experimental if it works at 
>>all and not suitable for production environments.
> It works. Mozilla 1.7.2, firefox 0.9.2, konqueror from kde-3.3 and the
> gnome browser (forgot the name) have support for the SPNEGO extension
> which is basically kerberos 5. For the Apache side one can use mod_auth_kerb
> from
> Now, regarding stability and reliability, I can't help that much. I installed
> this on my local machine for testing and it just worked, but I don't know
> how it would behave under higher load.
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Thankyou both for replying - I found that resource soon after posting. 
It was very helpful. :) After reading much about it, I merely went with 
the benefits of the actual protocol for the presentation, leaving the 
implementation up to a coleague. Network admin is definitely not my area 
of expertise. :)

Thankyou again for the replies,

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