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what is relation of kerberos and LDAP..

 
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Can some one please explain what is relation of Kerberos and LDAP?

does kerberos provides some directory like structure (LDAP) which we can use to store heirarchical information (and also userid, password) to authenticate users?

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Kerberos only performs authentication; it is not a directory service. So it may work in conjunction with LDAP, which would supply information about the available users.
 
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Not sure if you are looking for this answer still, I have done a lot of research on this so let me answer this as this could be useful to someone int the future.


> Can some one please explain what is relation of Kerberos and LDAP?
Both are standards based, some of the implementations have integrated both together to take advantage of LDAP replication and configuration and data key store. This give the advantage of storing the data LDAP rather than on a file system and also have the credentials more distributed.


> does kerberos provides some directory like structure (LDAP) which we can use to store heirarchical information (and also userid, password) to authenticate users?

This depends on the implementation:
MS ADS / W2K{3} - has beautifully integrated LDAP and Krb5 and also added thr propritary extensions like PAC .... etc
 
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