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Managing Kerberos Keytabs

Note: This topic applies to the Inverness Release.

Note: When using Microsoft Active Directory for authentication, Kerberos keys are managed automatically. For other directory servers, it is necessary to import keytabs manually.

A Kerberos keytab is a file which contains pairs of Kerberos principals and encrypted keys. By importing and using Kerberos keytabs, The Smoothwall services, such as authentication, can use the interoperability features provided by Kerberos.

For information about generating keytabs, consult the documentation delivered with your directory server. Also, available at the time of writing, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753771%28v=WS.10%29.aspx which discusses how to get a keytab from Active Directory.

For information about using Kerberos as the authentication method in authentication policies, see Creating Authentication Policies.