LDAP bind() versus Kerberos authentication (performance perspective)

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Fri Dec 5 05:00:21 EST 2008

"Nagendra G S" <nagendra.gs at gmail.com> writes:

> Anyone have any information about the relative merits ( w.r.t performance )
> of using Kerberos authentication instead of LDAP bind() for authentication
> in a large environment ? (around 30 authns per second)

You'll have a hard time finding a server slow enough to have difficulty
doing that authentication load using Kerberos.  Kerberos is significantly
more efficient for authentication than LDAP binds.

Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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