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If not, how could it be salvaged?

I am a programmer, and want to test my client software for Kerberos compatibility.
I need a Kerberos server to perform the tests.

Even though I am not a system administrator, I tried to set up a Kerberos server, but it looks that it is a job for specialists and will take days. In the end I probably won't be able to trust it to be really properly installed.

The TurnkeyLinux Domain Controller distribution is nearly a perfect solution, and conveniently comes as a VM, but unfortunately it does only domain controller, not the Kerberos part.

Is there a similar tool that can be used as a Kerberos server too?

  • Setting up FreeIPA on RHEL/CentOS takes about 10 minutes after OS installation. Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 12:05
  • I would be interested in what unit tests are worth testing in Kerberos. Could be on topic for Security.stackexchange.com... Please @ me if you submit this question on any site so I can +1 and favorite. Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 16:05
  • your reputation (over 20) allows to ask questions like this in chat
    – gnat
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 16:46

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It doesn't seem like a good fit for any site on the network since it's a "shopping list" or recommendation-style question that tends to generate a large number of answers based on personal opinions rather than facts.

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