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I have an Oracle 11g Database Standard instance running on Windows Server 2008 R2 and I need to enable Kerberos authentication. I followed the documentation for activating Kerberos 5, but cannot get it to work.

So I was wondering, is this functionality only available for higher edition and if yes, is there any tricks to enable it on a Standard edition?

Thanks.

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Kerberos authentication is a part of Advanced Security Option (ASO). Per Oracle support note 549989.1 which is valid for 9.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3: "ASO can only be used with Enterprise Edition software and requires a license."

You can confirm it with Oracle Net command adapters | grep -i kerberos which should show a line similar to:

Kerberos v5 authentication 

if you have ASO installed.

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I am running Windows but this command seems to be a UNIX command unfortunately. –  Ucodia Apr 23 '12 at 6:46
    
Yes, this command is not present on Windows. You can still verify via OUI graphical interface (that is, installer). –  kubanczyk Apr 23 '12 at 15:17
    
Clearly the ASO components are not even installed with Standard edition. –  Ucodia Apr 25 '12 at 13:35

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