The MIT Kerberos Consortium, a security authentication and authorization group, announced Monday that Microsoft has joined its shindig.
The consortium, which launched in September with Google, Apple, Sun Microsystems and a collection of universities, noted Microsoft is coming aboard as a founding sponsor.
Kerberos aims to offer consumers the same single sign-on authentication and authorization system that corporate America has been using to allow employees to access network services with one log-on. Kerberos is an offshoot of MIT's Project Athena, which was developed back in the 1980s.
Microsoft uses the Kerberos network authentication protocol in such products as its … Read more