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Re: [Condor-users] Authentication methods in Condor

On Wed, 16 Jun 2004, Alain Roy wrote:

> >- When can we expect Kerberos authentication to be supported by Condor for
> >   Windows platforms?
> It's in progress and nearly done. I would like to tell you that it will be 
> in Condor 6.7.1, but it may slip to Condor 6.7.2. But it's on the list of 
> features.

More authentication related questions:

- I've just read in the manual that Condor under MacOS X doesn't support
  Kerberos authentication (seems slightly odd as MIT Kerberos v5 1.3.1
  ships with MacOS X 10.3).  So, when can we expect Condor under
  MacOS X to support Kerberos authentication?

- Could someone from the Condor Team confirm (or correct) my earlier
  statement that GSI authentication is only supported under Linux (and so,
  in particular, not under the various flavours of UNIX Condor supports)?

My basic search here is for a strong authentication method that works
under all the supported Condor platforms (and of the available strong
authentication methods we have internal reasons for preferring Kerberos
anyway).  We have large number of Windows, Linux and MacOS X machines
which we would combine into a Condor pool if only we had such a cross
platform strong authentication method.



Bruce Beckles,
e-Science Specialist,
University of Cambridge Computing Service.