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MIT Kerberos for Windows (KfW) is an integrated Kerberos release for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

How to Obtain


Kerberos for Windows (KfW) 4.1 is available for use by MIT faculty, staff, and students.


If you are unsure which version you are running, find out here.



About this Version 

Known issues

  • When upgrading from KfW 3.2, the krb5.ini file is archived as krb-ini-prekfw4 and is stored in the Windows folder. A new krb5.ini is created by the installer. If the previous krb5.ini contained realms other than ATHENA.MIT.EDUWIN.MIT.EDU, and CSAIL.MIT.EDU, they will need to be manually added to the new krb5.ini.
  • When you change your password, MIT Kerberos for Windows does not confirm that the change has been completed.

System requirements and release notes