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Using Kerberos for Mac OS X 10.3
Kerberos for Mac manages your kerberos authentication status.
Using the Dock Area
The Kerberos for Mac installation automatically adds the Kerberos icon to the Dock area for the active user (the user who is logged in at the time of installation). By running the program in your Dock area, your tickets will be automatically renewed for up to 7 days. If you close the Kerberos application, your tickets will expire after 25 hours.
Note: If you were not the active user when Kerberos for Mac was installed, the Kerberos icon will NOT display in your Dock area. In this case, launch the Kerberos for Mac utility (Applications > Utilities > Kerberos for Mac) and add the utility to your Dock area.
Logged in icon
Logged out icon
- When Kerberos for Mac is running and you have tickets, the Guard Dog icon appears in the Dock area with a gold key below the icon. The time left on your active tickets will display under the Guard Dog.
- When you do NOT have active tickets, the key is grayed out.
Display the Kerberos Menu
- Click and hold the Kerberos icon in the Dock area.
- The Kerberos menu displays with the following options:
- Display time remaining in icon: Select this option to include the time remaining before your tickets expire as part of the Guard Dog icon.
- Get tickets: Use this option to "get" authentication tickets (log in).
- Destroy tickets: Use this option to "destroy" authentication tickets (log out).
- Renew tickets: Select this option to extend the ticket life of your existing tickets.
- Show in Finder: Use this option to open the application folder containing Kerberos for Mac.
- Quit: Exits the Kerberos for Mac utility but does NOT destroy tickets. The key within the Guard Dog icon is no longer highlighted (gold or gray).
Get Tickets (Log In)
To login to Kerberos follow these steps (Mac OS X 10.3 ONLY):
- Click on the Kerberos icon in the Dock area. The following window appears. Click Get Tickets.
Destroy Tickets (Log Out)
It is very important to Destroy Tickets through Kerberos at the end of a session to avoid account misuse. If you do not destroy the tickets that Kerberos is managing for you, someone else could potentially gain access to your account or data. Quitting the authenticated application (e.g., Oracle Calendar) does NOT destroy tickets!
Use the following to destroy Kerberos tickets (Mac OS X 10.3 ONLY):
- Click on the Kerberos icon in the Dock area. From the Kerberos window, click Destroy Tickets.
Last Updated: 6/30/08