I’m presenting a Kerberos tutorial on the 24 March as a precursor to this year’s UKUUG Spring Conference in London. This will be a revised and extended version of the tutorial I presented 2 years ago. This year there will be an additional afternoon session which will give an opportunity to go into some more advanced topics in greater detail, and to allow a wider opportunity for discussion.
The abstract is:
This year’s Kerberos training tutorial will be presented in two parts. The morning’s session will be aimed at users without any particular Kerberos knowledge, but with an interest in deploying a site-wide authentication solution. We’ll cover the basics of the Kerberos protocol, examine common deployment considerations and discuss realm administration strategies. Suggestions will be made for methods of Kerberising many popular applications, and we’ll touch upon the issues involved in controlling delegation and key type management.
The afternoon’s session will look at a series of more advanced topics. It will be targetted at those who have either attended the morning session, or who already have a good working knowledge and deployment of Kerberos. We’ll look at the issues involved in running Kerberos across many different platforms, the challenges presented by mobile devices, and at extending Kerberos single sign on to the web. We’ll discuss the issues involved in rekeying existing Kerberos realms, and look at mechanisms for adding Kerberos support to existing local code and protocols. A number of methods of making interactions with Kerberos appear seamless from the user’s perspective will be presented, and ways of leveraging Kerberos into the world of public key certificates will be discussed. Finally, there will be an opportunity for attendees to get advice and feedback both from the tutor and other attendees on particular issues facing their site.
Further details are available from the UKUUG site.