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Security and Kerberos Authentication with K2 Servers

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K2 blackpearl is built upon common security standards for the Windows platform. Use this article to understand what rights are required to install and run K2 blackpearl. This whitepaper also contains detailed information about how to configure K2 blackpearl components to use Kerberos authentication. System administrators must establish Kerberos configuration in a distributed environment where servers are in the same domain and network, and can be hosting server applications such as Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, Internet Information Servers (IIS) Web sites, SQL Server and K2 Servers. Read this paper in its entirety before proceeding further.

The information in the attached whitepaper allows you to configure Kerberos using command lines. Since the release of this article, subsequent releases of Windows Server have introduced the ability to set SPNs (Service Principal Names) using ADSI Edit. You can use this tool instead of the command lines detailed in the whitepaper.