Ever wonder how authentication works inside of active directory? I did, so I did some digging and searching. MOST of the time, “it just works”. This leads most admins to never really pull back the covers or pop the hood on how authentication really works. This is really a shame since there is a lot happening behind the curtains and with great reasons why.
Our friends over at the “Active Directory Services team blog” http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/ wrote an incredible article titled “Kerberos for the busy admin”. This extremely well written article gives you what you need to better understand kerberos without melting your frontal lobe!
Please read it here…