Kerberos for Macintosh 4.0.3 released

Marshall Vale mjv at MIT.EDU
Thu Sep 26 15:52:34 EDT 2002

The MIT MacDev team is pleased to announce the availability of 
Kerberos for Macintosh 4.0.3. This release is available from the MIT 
Kerberos site:

<>  Follow the "Getting Kerberos Sources 
and Binaries from MIT" link.

All feedback and bug reports for Kerberos for Macintosh 4.0.3 should 
be sent to <mailto:krbdev at>

Kerberos for Macintosh 4.0.3 is a maintenance update release for both 
Mac OS 8 & 9 and Mac OS X 10.1.

The distribution download includes both KfM 4.0.3 for Mac OS 8 & 9 
and KfM 4.0.3 for Mac OS X 10.1.  Both installers and separate 
binaries are included in the distribution.

This is a final release, and does not expire.

Installer source will follow soon.

System Requirements
Kerberos for Macintosh 4.0.3 for the Mac OS 8 & 9 requires a PowerPC 
Macintosh with Mac OS 8.1 or later.

KfM 4.0.3 for Mac OS X requires Mac OS X 10.1.2 through 10.1.5

KfM 4.0.3 for Mac OS X 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.

Changes since Kerberos For Macintosh 4.0.2
* Mac OS 9: Fixed typing slow down in other applications when you had 
Kerberos tickets.
* Mac OS 9: Preferences tabs of Kerberos Control Panel are labelled 
correctly under Classic.
* Mac OS X/9: Improved ticket sharing synchronization issues when 
using the Kerberos Menu under Classic.

Ticket Sharing Between Mac OS X and Classic
The ticket sharing in KfM 4.0.3 for Mac OS 8 & 9 is compatible with 
both KfM 4.0.3 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 4.0.3 on the Classic side.

KfM 4.0.3 for Mac OS 8 & 9 is not compatible with KfM 4.0 for Mac OS 
X 10.1; if you upgrade to KfM 4.0.3 on the Classic side, you must 
upgrade your Mac OS X 10.1 side to KfM 4.0.3 as well.

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 4.0.3 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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