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Passwordless Initial Authentication to Kerberos by Hardware Preauthentication

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (krb-wg WG)
Author Dr. Matt Crawford
Last updated 2006-10-23 (Latest revision 2003-09-11)
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This document specifies an extension to the Kerberos protocol for performing initial authentication of a user without using that user's long-lived password. Any "hardware preauthentication" method may be employed instead of the password, and the key of another principal must be nominated to encrypt the returned credential.


Dr. Matt Crawford

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