Using programs optimized for Kerberos authentication

As a management platform, Centrify provides its own versions of commonly-used open source programs. For example, the following packages have been optimized to work with Centrify software and Active Directory:

  • Standard MIT Kerberos utilities, such as kinit and kdestroy, are installed with the agent to support Kerberos keytab management for accounts in Active Directory.
  • Kerberos-enabled client programs such as OpenSSH, support Kerberos authentication and single sign-on for secure connections between Centrify-managed computers.
  • An enhanced version of PuTTY supports Kerberos authentication for secure, remote access from Windows computers to Centrify-managed computers.