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?



Kerberos authentication is a part of Advanced Security Option (ASO). Per Oracle support note 549989.1 which is valid for to "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.

  • 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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    No longer part of Advanced Security - no additional licenses needed now – Gerrat Sep 29 '16 at 22:32

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