Article ID: CBB051933073

On the Origin of Kerberos (January-March 2021)


Jerome H. Saltzer (Author)

IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Volume: 43
Issue: 1
Pages: 89-91

Publication Date: January-March 2021
Edition Details: Anecdotes
Language: English

Reports on the special features and applications supported by Kerberos, a cryptographic authentication and key distribution system developed by MIT Project Athena with the goal that a single login provide access to many different computing services. Kerberos is distributed as a component of most major operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Apple OS/X and IOS, IBM z/OS, and many versions of Unix.

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