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Release 1.8

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This is the feature set for the krb5-1.8 release. This page organizes the goals by the "guiding principles" listed in the roadmap.

Contents

Timeline

This is only an approximate timeline.

  • 2009-10-06 -- "halfway point" feature and integration test
  • 2010-01-04 -- make release branch
  • 2010-03-01 -- final release

Code quality

Modularity

Performance

End-user experience

  • Reduce DNS dependence
    • Love's ccache auxiliary data proposal allows client library to track whether a KDC supports service principal referrals.

Administrator experience

  • Disable DES by default (1.8)
  • More versatile crypto configuration, to simplify migration away from DES
  • Lockout for repeated login failures
  • HDBBridge so an MIT KDC can read a Heimdal database

Protocol evolution

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