Kerberos is an authentication protocol that uses secret-key cryptography to secure client-server communications.
Its use of strong encryption helps prevent network eavesdropping over unsecured networks.
How Kerberos Works
The three main components of Kerberos include:
- Key Distribution Center (KDC)
The Kerberos authentication process consists of eight steps, across three different stages:
Stage 1: Client Authentication
Stage 2: Client Service Authorization
Stage 3: Client Service Request