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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Kerberos and SharePoint

Keeping a SharePoint environment secure is one of the biggest challenges for an IT-Professional. Kerberos is the strongest Integrated Windows authentication protocol available so far. That is why it should always be used in a SharePoint Farm instead of NTLM.

Inferno, Canto VI, 12-35, Cerberus – From William Blake
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cerberus-Blake.jpeg
Kerberos supports advanced security features including Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption and mutual authentication of clients and servers. The protocol allows delegation of client credentials and from all the available secure authentication methods. It also requires the least amount of network traffic to the Active Directory controllers. Kerberos can reduce webpage loading latency in certain scenarios as well.
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