This lesson covers the various actors and entities that participate in the Kerberos protocol.

The Kerberos ecosystem consists of various components that come together to implement the authentication protocol in an insecure network. In this lesson, we’ll examine the various parts of the puzzle before we delve into their interactions with each other. The important Kerberos components are:

  • Realm
  • Principal
  • Key Distribution Center
  • Key
  • Ticket

We’ll discuss each one of them in turn.

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