Kerberized NFS in a NetApp Storage System Using a Unix-Based Kerberos Authentication Server
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Overview: This paper describes basic concepts and terminologies used in the Kerberos authentication system that provides guidance on configuring NetApp storage systems to use UNIX-based Kerberos servers for NFS authentication. Kerberos is a complex network authentication system that was introduced by MIT in 1989. In Greek mythology, Kerberos was a ferocious three-headed dog that guarded the entrance to the underworld (Hades). In this world, Kerberos is a system that employs strong data encryption algorithms (for example, AES, DES, and 3DES) along with message digest algorithms (for example, CRC-32, MD5, and SHA1) to ensure data confidentiality and integrity during the authentication process.