Kerberos for Macintosh 4.0.1 for Mac OS 8 & 9 released

Scott McGuire smcguire at MIT.EDU
Mon May 20 16:11:00 EDT 2002

The MIT MacDev team is pleased to announce the availability of 
Kerberos for Macintosh 4.0.1 for Mac OS 8 & 9. 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 4.0.1 should 
be sent to <mailto:krbdev at>

Kerberos for Macintosh 4.0.1 is a maintenance update release for Mac 
OS 8 & 9 only.  The current release for Mac OS X remains at 4.0 as 
all bugfixes were for Mac OS 8 & 9 only.

The distribution download includes both KfM 4.0.1 for Mac OS 8 & 9 
and KfM 4.0 for Mac OS X.  Both installers and separate binaries are 
included in the distribution.

Kerberos for Macintosh 4.0.1 for the Mac OS 8 & 9 requires a Power 
Macintosh with Mac OS 8.1 or later.  KfM 4.0 for Mac OS X requires 
Mac OS X 10.1.2 or later 10.1 version.

This is a final release, and does not expire.

Changes since Kerberos For Macintosh 4.0
* Mac OS 9: Fixed fatal error that occured when modifier keys are 
used in Kerberos Login dialog and Microsoft applications are running.
* Mac OS 9: Fixed rare error that occurred when a menu was added or 
removed from the menu bar when the Kerberos Login dialog was up.
* Mac OS 9: Pasting password into Kerberos Login dialog now enables OK button.
* Mac OS 9: Fixed minor bugs in installer when used on 
foreign-language operating systems.

No changes were made for Mac OS X.

Ticket Sharing Between Mac OS X and Classic
KfM 4.0.1 for Mac OS 8 & 9 is compatible with KfM 4.0 for Mac OS X 
for ticket sharing purposes.

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 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.

Scott McGuire / smcguire at
MIT Information Systems Macintosh Developer

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