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Re: [] Kerberos based authentication for SIP

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  • From: Alan Crosswell <>
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  • Cc: , Prashant Kumar <>,
  • Subject: Re: [] Kerberos based authentication for SIP
  • Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 17:14:13 -0500

What about the fact that most handsets have very weak security? Do you really
want your handset to store your cleartext password (so it can do the kerberos
authn with it) or would you rather use your kerberos stuff for a provisioning
web application that gives out a phone-specific password?

Duane wrote:
> Candace Holman wrote:
>> Others in this group can comment better on a whether there is a big
>> campus-centric interest in using Kerberos just for authenticating the
>> client.
> The admin asking me about kerberos for authentication has about 30,000
> handsets and wants to authenticate them against kerberos (existing
> campus infrastructure)...

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