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If I want to use kerberos instead of https (http over ssl) how do I make sure data is not tampered or read in the transit?

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Generally, you use both SSL and Kerberos to put an extra layer of security (SSL) over the Kerberos ticket exchange. –  wzzrd Oct 21 '10 at 13:33
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You have a false premise, but your question can be answered.

Encrypt the data. You can use secret-key encryption or public-key encryption (usually in conjunction with secret-key encryption - for non trivial amounts of data). Plus a secure method of key exchange.

Generally it is better to use a well tested solution (e.g. HTTPS or SSH) than try to create your own solution.

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Probably I was looking for something like this tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-tls-kerb-cipher-suites-00 . But I guess this did not go well beyond a draft. I will stick with existing methods. Thanks. –  kalyan Nov 15 '10 at 14:30
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You're barking up the wrong tree. Kerberos is exclusively an authentication mechanism - it is as much use for the purposes you suggest as a banana.

Why do you want to use HTTPS?

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In fact, it is possible to use Kerberos session keys for encrypting traffic. LDAP does this, as did Telnet long ago. –  grawity May 5 '11 at 14:18
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