Towards Kerberizing Web Identity and Services: new MITKC publication & new mailing-list
2009-02-04 17:41:32 GMT
Towards Kerberizing Web Identity and Services: a new publication from the MIT Kerberos Consortium
One of the major goals of the MIT Kerberos Consortium (KIT-KC) is to establish Kerberos as a ubiquitous authentication mechanism on the Internet and also to make Kerberos appropriate for new environments. One of the key efforts within the MIT-KC directed at this goal is the Kerberos-on-the-Web (Kerb-Web) project.
The Kerberos-on-the-web project seeks initially to investigate the various aspects of the development and deployment of Kerberos within the Web space. This includes, among others:
(a) the use of the Kerberos authentication paradigm within the context of web-authentication and web-services security,
(b) the possible architecture integration and interactions between the Kerberos infrastructure and web-services security infrastructure,
(c) the possible enhancements of the Kerberos authentication protocol and Kerberos token in order to address the requirements for Single-Sign-On (SSO) on the Web and Web Identity Federation, and
(d) the potential re-use of existing Kerberos infrastructure investments in enterprises and other organizations to support the deployment of Kerberos-on-the-Web solutions.
In order to provide a starting point and context for discussions going forward regarding Kerberos-on-the-web, the MIT-KC has issued a new publication entitled “Towards Kerberizing Web Identity and Services”. This publication can be found in the following location:
The MIT-KC is seeking feedback and input specifically on this publication. These can be addressed to the MIT-KC strategic advisor (hardjono <at> mit.edu), addressed to the authors of the publication and/or posted to the new mitkc-web mailing-list (see below).
Additionally, as an accompaniment to this new publication the MIT-KC has created a new mailing-list dedicated to Kerberos-on-the-Web. This mailing-list aims to be an open venue where issues and challenges in bringing Kerberos to the Web can be discussed.
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