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Advantages of GSSAPI Authentication

GSSAPI user authentication brings the following benefits:

  • The user logs on to a workstation and can then automatically access all SecSh servers in the same domain and in trusted domains.

  • Use of Windows domain accounts.

  • Interoperating Kerberos for Unix. The legacy (pre-4.2) Kerberos authentication method on Unix is proprietary to SSH Communications Security. Kerberos through GSSAPI interoperates with other vendors.

  • Unix machines can interoperate with Windows Active Directory.

In order to gain these benefits, both the client and the server must naturally be in the same Kerberos security domain.


 

 
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