Kerberos-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University


Kerberos is an authentication system that uses private key encryption. Developed by MIT, Kerberos allows you to prove (using your password) that you are who you say you are. With Kerberos, your password is encrypted before it is sent over the network; it is never sent in the clear. Kerberos is the authentication system used on campus.

  • Campuses covered by this license: All
  • License holder: Computing Services
  • Quantity licensed: Unlimited
  • Available for: Windows
  • Who can install it: Faculty, staff and students
  • Eligible equipment: University owned/leased and personally owned computers on campus/at home
  • Type of license: Perpetual
  • Cost to users: None
  • License code required: Yes. The license codes are provided in text files that accompany the distribution.
  • Getting help using it: Contact the Help Center
  • Restrictions: None
  • Individual use rights upon termination of affiliation: All copies must be deleted upon termination of affiliation with Carnegie Mellon University

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