Our mission is to establish Kerberos as the universal authentication platform for the world's computer networks.


2013 MIT KIT Conference

October 7, 2013

The 2013 MIT-KIT Annual Conference will be held on October 7th at the MIT Campus, Cambridge, MA. More >>

2012 Kerberos Conference

October 30-31 (Tue-Wed), 2012

The annual Kerberos Conference will be held on October 30-31 (Tuesday-Wednesday) at the MIT Campus, Cambridge, MA. More >>

Early version of Kerberos for Android (KFA)

February 27, 2012 (RSA conference 2012)

We are pleased to announce the availability of early code relating to the porting of MIT Kerberos to the Android platform. This joint work was led by the team at yaSSL, and represents the first stages towards developing full support for the Android platform. We are seeking participation from the dev community. More >>

Kerberos 1.10 Released

February, 2012

The latest version of MIT Kerberos (Rel 1.10) has been released. The list of features can be found on our projects wiki. The code can be downloaded here >>

2011 Kerberos Conference & Interop Event

October 25-28, 2011

The annual Kerberos Conference will be held on October 25-26 (Tuesday-Wednesday) at the MIT Campus, Cambridge, MA. This will be followed by the Kerberos Interop Event on October 27-28 (Thursday-Friday) also at MIT. More >>

Fidelity Joins Kerberos Consortium

May 16 , 2011

We are pleased to announce that Fidelity Investments has joined the MIT Kerberos Consortium as a Founding Sponsor, and will take a seat on our Executive Advisory Board along with Oracle, Red Hat, NTT, MIT and Microsoft. See a full list of our sponsors >>>






The MIT Kerberos & Internet trust (MIT-KIT) Consortium is the home of MIT Kerberos -- one of the universal authentication platforms for the world's computer networks.

Kerberos, originally developed for MIT's Project Athena, has grown to become the most widely deployed system for authentication and authorization in modern computer networks. Kerberos is currently shipped with all major computer operating systems and is uniquely positioned to become a universal solution to the distributed authentication and authorization problem of permitting universal "single sign-on" within and between federated enterprises and peer-to-peer communities.

The MIT-KIT Consortium is intended to provide a mechanism by which the numerous organizations that have adopted Kerberos in the last two decades may participate in the continuation of what was previously funded as an internal MIT project. By opening participation in the ongoing Kerberos effort, it will be possible to expand the scope of the work currently performed to encompass numerous important improvements in the Kerberos system, and to engage in much needed evangelism among potential adopters.

Building upon the existing Kerberos protocol suite, we will develop interoperable technologies (specifications, software, documentation and tools) to enable organizations and federated realms of organizations to use Kerberos as the single sign-on solution for access to all applications and services. We will also promote the adoption of these technologies so that ultimately all operating systems, applications, embedded devices, and Internet based services can utilize Kerberos for authentication and authorization.


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