Kerberos for Windows Release 4.1

Kerberos for Windows release 4.1 is now available

The MIT Kerberos Team is happy to announce the availability of the kfw-4.1 release. The KfW 4.1 series of releases is based on the MIT krb5 1.13 series of releases, modernizing the support relative to the KfW 4.0 series, which was based on the MIT krb5 1.10 series.

KfW 4.1 is distributed as a Windows Installer MSI file, with both 64-bit and 32-bit installers available. The MSI installer has been digitally signed by MIT.

KfW is supported on Windows Vista (SP2 required), Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008.

DES transition

The Data Encryption Standard (DES) is widely recognized as weak. Just as the Unix krb5 releases have had measures to encourage sites to migrate away from single-DES cryptosystems since the krb5 1.7 release, KfW 4.1 has a configuration variable that enables "weak" enctypes, defaulting to "false".

Major changes in 4.1

Developer experience:
Administrator experience:
End-user experience:

HTML Help for kfw-4.1

The builtin HTML Help from KfW 4.1 is also available online.

Retrieving Kerberos for Windows 4.1

Installers for Kerberos for Windows Release 4.1 are available here.


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