Cygwin ssh and MS AD

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Nov 21 14:04:00 GMT 2007

On Nov 18 23:08, pat wrote:
> Hello,
> I need to access from MS Windows to UNIX system using OpenSSH (from Cygwin).
> Both will be authenticated against MS Active Directory. But problem is if the
> OpenSSH from Cygwin using Kerberos ticket from Windows workstation or not?

If you use password authentication you're authenticated against AD.
This is essentially using Kerberos under the hood, AFAIK.  OpenSSH does
not use Kerberos directly since Kerberos support is not linked into
OpenSSH, basically because nobody is maintaining a working kerberos
implementation as part of the Cygwin distribution.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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