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Comment: kerberos (Score 5, Informative) 328

by gtdistance (#3296364) Attached to: Cross-platform Password Management?
At University of Michigan they use kerberos for (almost) everything. Basically only the kerberos server has the passwords. I believe that when you want to log into a machine you actually get a ticket from the kerberos server, and the ticket is what is used for authentication.

As a user I find it pretty convenient. I think it's pretty straightforward from an admin standpoint too, but I wouldn't know from experience.

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