Saturday Jul 20, 2013

Steps to configure Kerberos / SPNEGO / NTLM authentication with Weblogic Server :

What is Kerberos ? 

Kerberos is a computer network authentication protocol which works on the basis of "tickets" to allow nodes communicating over a non-secure network to prove their identity to one another in a secure manner.

It is primarily a client–server model and it provides mutual authentication—both the user and the server verify each other's identity. Kerberos protocol messages are protected against eavesdropping and replay attacks.

The Kerberos protocol name is based on the three- headed dog figure from Greek mythology known as Kerberos.

The three heads of Kerberos comprise the Key Distribution Center (KDC), the client user and the server with the desired service to access. 

The KDC is installed as part of the domain controller and performs two service functions: the Authentication Service (AS) and the Ticket-Granting Service (TGS).

In this post we will see how to configure Single sign-on (SSO) using Kerberos in Weblogic Server. 

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