A new draft white paper entitled "The Role of Kerberos in Modern
Information Systems" is now available at:


This document takes an architectural look at security, but it is not
a reference manual for security architects. Instead, it focuses on
the role of the Kerberos authentication system as part of the overall
ecosystem of security technologies, services, and software components
likely to be encountered in a typical modern distributed-systems

It is intended for those who design, build, and manage enterprise
computing infrastructure, as well as for those who develop software
intended to operate in such environments. This document should,
ideally, answer many of the questions about how Kerberos fits into
modern information systems, and how it relates to other vital system

Additional white papers and specifications are available at:


Thank you for your support of the Kerberos Consortium



Stephen C. Buckley
Executive Director
Kerberos Consortium
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
web: http://www.kerberos.org

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