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Making SharePoint BI work: Kerberos Authentication for SharePoint 2010
Kerberos authentication, created at MIT and named after Hades' three-headed guard dog Cerberus (according to Wikipedia), has been around for decades. The protocol is designed to provide rapid, secure authentication to users on a multi-system network, or "farm" as we like to call them. The main advantage of Kerberos over NTLM or forms-based authentication is the ability for a user's identity to securely traverse multiple servers without requiring a re-key of the user's credentials. This concept is referred to as single sign-on: login once to access everything. The most common example of Kerberos in practice involves Reporting Services. A user browses to a SharePoint document library to run a Report with data in a SQL Server database. SharePoint and SQL Server both implement Kerberos authentication to allow the user to view the Report using the user's own credentials. No login prompts, no proxy accounts, no stored credentials. In this session, Christian Holslin will walk through, step by step, the process of configuring Kerberos authentication in a SharePoint 2010 farm environment.
Christian Holslin, Gig Werks
Christian Holslin has over 10 years of professional industry experience working with Microsoft technologies with a focus on infrastructure and custom software development. Starting with Windows NT 4.0 and continuing through Windows Server 2008, Christian has been following the progression of the Microsoft Windows infrastructure which has refined his expertise in the area of SharePoint. Christian has been building SharePoint Solutions since 2006, with specific expertise in InfoPath and Reporting. Christian is currently a Solution Architect for SharePoint, Business Intelligence, and SQL Server database-driven projects at Gig Werks in New York. He is currently on the board of the New York City SharePoint Developers User Group and a Business Intelligence Virtual Technical Specialist for Microsoft.
05-09-2011 6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Microsoft NYC offices, Microsoft - 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor, New York, NY, 10104