trying to delete from osx

Alexandra Ellwood lxs at MIT.EDU
Tue Aug 15 15:41:22 EDT 2006

On Aug 14, 2006, at 11:59 PM, paul paluskas wrote:

> I have Kerberos  pop up box asking to be installed and needs a pass
> word. I have no use of this program but am unable to delete the files
> or stop the box from coming up.
> Can you help ?

Kerberos for Macintosh ships with Mac OS X.  As a result there is no  
installation software for it.

What you are most likely referring to is the Authenticate to Kerberos  
dialog.  This dialog appears when an application attempts to use  
Kerberos to authenticate to a server.  If you do not want to use  
Kerberos, you need to figure out which application is attempting to  
use Kerberos and modify its preferences to use another authentication  

Under Mac OS X 10.4.x (Tiger), the Authenticate to Kerberos dialog  
tells you the name of the application which requested Kerberos  
credentials.  Under Panther you will need to experiment and figure  
out which application is running when the dialog appears.  While the  
dialog is up the application that requested it will be blocked and  
will have the spinning rainbow cursor so you can wait until it  
happens and then look at your running applications.


Alexandra Ellwood <lxs at>
MIT Kerberos Development Team

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