apache-mod_auth_kerb - Apache module to provides authentifation against a Kerberos server

Distribution: ROSA Enterprise Desktop
Repository: ROSA Contrib Updates x86_64
Package name: apache-mod_auth_kerb
Package version: 5.4
Package release: 6-rosa.lts2012.0
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 56.14 KB
Download size: 23.67 KB
Official Mirror: mirror.rosalab.ru
Mod_auth_kerb is an apache module designed to provide Kerberos user authentication to the Apache web server. Using the Basic Auth mechanism, it retrieves a username/password pair from the browser and checks them against a Kerberos server as set up by your particular organization. It also supports mutual ticket authentication, but most browsers do not support that natively. I might look into writing a netscape plugin for it at some point. Some browsers also require being told that they are to use Basic Auth as opposed to seeing KerberosV* and handling that as basic auth. The module accounts for this and 'tricks' the browser into thinking it's normal basic auth. If you are using the Basic Auth mechanmism, the module does not do any special encryption of any sort. The passing of the username and password is done with the same Base64 encoding that Basic Auth uses. This can easily be converted to plain text. To counter this, I would suggest also using mod_ssl.



  • apache-mod_auth_kerb == 5.4-6:2012.0
  • mod_auth_kerb.so()(64bit)

    Install Howto

    1. Enable ROSA Contrib Updates repository on Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install apache-mod_auth_kerb rpm package:
      # urpmi apache-mod_auth_kerb


    • /etc/httpd/modules.d/11_mod_auth_kerb.conf
    • /usr/lib64/apache-extramodules/mod_auth_kerb.so
    • /usr/share/doc/apache-mod_auth_kerb/INSTALL
    • /usr/share/doc/apache-mod_auth_kerb/LICENSE
    • /usr/share/doc/apache-mod_auth_kerb/README


    2011-05-24 - Oden Eriksson <oeriksson@mandriva.com> 5.4-6mdv2011.0 + Revision: 678260 - mass rebuild

    2011-01-03 - Oden Eriksson <oeriksson@mandriva.com> 5.4-5mdv2011.0 + Revision: 627720 - don't force the usage of automake1.7

    2010-10-24 - Oden Eriksson <oeriksson@mandriva.com> 5.4-4mdv2011.0 + Revision: 587918 - rebuild

    2010-03-08 - Oden Eriksson <oeriksson@mandriva.com> 5.4-3mdv2010.1 + Revision: 516044 - rebuilt for apache-2.2.15

    2009-08-01 - Oden Eriksson <oeriksson@mandriva.com> 5.4-2mdv2010.0 + Revision: 406531 - rebuild