Microsoft to Publish Kerberos Spec
In an effort to speed interoperability among disparate products, Microsoft Corp. announced that it will publish a portion of the specifications of its Kerberos implementation in Windows 2000.SAN JOSE, Calif.In an effort to speed interoperability among dispa-rate products, Microsoft Corp. an-nounced Wednesday that it will pub-lish a portion of the specifications of its Kerberos implementation in Win-dows 2000. The Redmond, Wash., company will grant a royalty-free license to the group membership PAC (privilege ac-cess certificate) data, but will not open up the interactive login data.
The step, which Craig Mundie, chief technical officer at Microsoft, announced during his keynote speech at the RSA Conference here, represents a policy shift for Microsoft. Critics have accused the company of hindering in-teroperability efforts by refusing to give other vendors access to its specifi-cation.