Kerberos for Macintosh 4.0.2 released

Marshall Vale mjv at MIT.EDU
Fri Aug 23 17:54:51 EDT 2002

The MIT MacDev team is pleased to announce the availability of 
Kerberos for Macintosh 4.0.2. This release is available from the MIT 
Kerberos site:

<>  Follow the "Getting Kerberos from MIT" link.

All feedback and bug reports for Kerberos for Macintosh 4.0.2 should 
be sent to <mailto:krbdev at>

Kerberos for Macintosh 4.0.2 is a maintenance update release for both 
Mac OS 8 & 9 and Mac OS X.

The distribution download includes both KfM 4.0.2 for Mac OS 8 & 9 
and KfM 4.0.2 for Mac OS X.  Both installers and separate binaries 
are included in the distribution.

Kerberos for Macintosh 4.0.2 for the Mac OS 8 & 9 requires a PowerPC 
Macintosh with Mac OS 8.1 or later.

KfM 4.0.2 for Mac OS X requires Mac OS X 10.1.2 through 10.1.5; KfM 
4.0.2 is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.2 ("Jaguar"), which ships 
with a later version of KfM - use the 10.2 built in Kerberos with the 
Mac OS X 10.2 Kerberos Extras instead.

This is a final release, and does not expire.

Changes since Kerberos For Macintosh 4.0.1
* Mac OS X/9: Changes to Classic ticket sharing for compatibility 
with Mac OS X 10.2 Kerberos
* Mac OS X/9: Memory leak when destroying tickets fixed
* Mac OS X: Pasting password into Kerberos Login dialog now enables OK button.

Ticket Sharing Between Mac OS X and Classic
The ticket sharing in KfM 4.0.2 for Mac OS 8 & 9 is compatible with 
both KfM 4.0.2 for Mac OS X on Mac OS X 10.1, and with the built-in 
Kerberos of Mac OS X 10.2.

If you are using Classic ticket sharing on Mac OS X 10.2, it is 
essential you upgrade to KfM 4.0.2 on the Classic side.

KfM 4.0.2 for Mac OS 8 & 9 is not compatible with KfM 4.0 for Mac OS 
X; if you upgrade to KfM 4.0.2 on the Classic side, you must upgrade 
your Mac OS X side to KfM 4.0.2 as well.  However, it is not critical 
to upgrade to KfM 4.0.2 if you are still using Mac OS X 10.1.

When an application running under Classic needs to display the 
Kerberos Login dialog, the Mac OS X dialog will appear.

The Mac OS 9 version of KfM 4.0.2 detects whether it is running under 
Mac OS X/Classic or regular Mac OS 9.x and automatically enables 
support for ticket sharing when possible.

Distribution Info
At this point in time, this release is available as a single package 
which includes installers, binaries, and SDKs. The installers install 
binaries for people to use with their applications in their 
environments. The separate binaries are intended for sites who need 
to create their own installers. The SDKs are for application and 
library programmers to add Kerberos functionality to their code or 
update to newer versions of the various Kerberos APIs.
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