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Kerberos Version 5, Release 1.14
Release Notes
The MIT Kerberos Team
Copyright and Other Notices
Copyright (C) 1985-2015 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and its contributors. All rights reserved.
Please see the file named NOTICE for additional notices.
Unified documentation for Kerberos V5 is available in both HTML and
PDF formats. The table of contents of the HTML format documentation
is at doc/html/index.html, and the PDF format documentation is in the
doc/pdf directory.
Additionally, you may find copies of the HTML format documentation
online at
for the most recent supported release, or at
for the release under development.
More information about Kerberos may be found at
and at the MIT Kerberos Consortium web site
Building and Installing Kerberos 5
Build documentation is in doc/html/build/index.html or
The installation guide is in doc/html/admin/install.html or
If you are attempting to build under Windows, please see the
src/windows/README file.
Reporting Bugs
Please report any problems/bugs/comments by sending email to
You may view bug reports by visiting
and using the "Guest Login" button. Please note that the web
interface to our bug database is read-only for guests, and the primary
way to interact with our bug database is via email.
DES transition
The Data Encryption Standard (DES) is widely recognized as weak. The
krb5-1.7 release contains measures to encourage sites to migrate away
from using single-DES cryptosystems. Among these is a configuration
variable that enables "weak" enctypes, which defaults to "false"
beginning with krb5-1.8.
Major changes in 1.14
krb5-1.14 changes by ticket ID
Past and present Sponsors of the MIT Kerberos Consortium:
Carnegie Mellon University
Centrify Corporation
Columbia University
Cornell University
The Department of Defense of the United States of America (DoD)
Fidelity Investments
Iowa State University
Michigan State University
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
of the United States of America (NASA)
Network Appliance (NetApp)
Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT)
Pennsylvania State University
Red Hat
Stanford University
TeamF1, Inc.
The University of Alaska
The University of Michigan
The University of Pennsylvania
Past and present members of the Kerberos Team at MIT:
Danilo Almeida
Jeffrey Altman
Justin Anderson
Richard Basch
Mitch Berger
Jay Berkenbilt
Andrew Boardman
Bill Bryant
Steve Buckley
Joe Calzaretta
John Carr
Mark Colan
Don Davis
Alexandra Ellwood
Carlos Garay
Dan Geer
Nancy Gilman
Matt Hancher
Thomas Hardjono
Sam Hartman
Paul Hill
Marc Horowitz
Eva Jacobus
Miroslav Jurisic
Barry Jaspan
Benjamin Kaduk
Geoffrey King
Kevin Koch
John Kohl
HaoQi Li
Jonathan Lin
Peter Litwack
Scott McGuire
Steve Miller
Kevin Mitchell
Cliff Neuman
Paul Park
Ezra Peisach
Chris Provenzano
Ken Raeburn
Jon Rochlis
Jeff Schiller
Jen Selby
Robert Silk
Bill Sommerfeld
Jennifer Steiner
Ralph Swick
Brad Thompson
Harry Tsai
Zhanna Tsitkova
Ted Ts'o
Marshall Vale
Tom Yu
The following external contributors have provided code, patches, bug
reports, suggestions, and valuable resources:
Ian Abbott
Brandon Allbery
Russell Allbery
Brian Almeida
Michael B Allen
Heinz-Ado Arnolds
Derek Atkins
Mark Bannister
David Bantz
Alex Baule
David Benjamin
Adam Bernstein
Arlene Berry
Jeff Blaine
Radoslav Bodo
Sumit Bose
Emmanuel Bouillon
Michael Calmer
Andrea Campi
Julien Chaffraix
Ravi Channavajhala
Srinivas Cheruku
Leonardo Chiquitto
Howard Chu
Andrea Cirulli
Christopher D. Clausen
Kevin Coffman
Simon Cooper
Sylvain Cortes
Arran Cudbard-Bell
Jeff D'Angelo
Nalin Dahyabhai
Mark Davies
Dennis Davis
Alex Dehnert
Mark Deneen
Günther Deschner
Roland Dowdeswell
Viktor Dukhovni
Jason Edgecombe
Mark Eichin
Shawn M. Emery
Douglas E. Engert
Peter Eriksson
Juha Erkkilä
Gilles Espinasse
Ronni Feldt
Bill Fellows
JC Ferguson
William Fiveash
Ákos Frohner
Sebastian Galiano
Marcus Granado
Scott Grizzard
Helmut Grohne
Steve Grubb
Philip Guenther
Dominic Hargreaves
Robbie Harwood
Jakob Haufe
Matthieu Hautreux
Paul B. Henson
Jeff Hodges
Christopher Hogan
Love Hörnquist Åstrand
Ken Hornstein
Henry B. Hotz
Luke Howard
Jakub Hrozek
Shumon Huque
Jeffrey Hutzelman
Wyllys Ingersoll
Holger Isenberg
Pavel Jindra
Joel Johnson
W. Trevor King
Mikkel Kruse
Reinhard Kugler
Volker Lendecke
Jan iankko Lieskovsky
Oliver Loch
Kevin Longfellow
Nuno Lopes
Ryan Lynch
Nathaniel McCallum
Greg McClement
Cameron Meadors
Alexey Melnikov
Franklyn Mendez
Markus Moeller
Kyle Moffett
Paul Moore
Keiichi Mori
Michael Morony
Zbysek Mraz
Edward Murrell
Nikos Nikoleris
Felipe Ortega
Andrej Ota
Dmitri Pal
Javier Palacios
Tom Parker
Ezra Peisach
W. Michael Petullo
Mark Phalan
Jonathan Reams
Robert Relyea
Martin Rex
Jason Rogers
Mike Roszkowski
Guillaume Rousse
Tom Shaw
Jim Shi
Peter Shoults
Simo Sorce
Michael Spang
Michael Ströder
Bjørn Tore Sund
Joe Travaglini
Rathor Vipin
Jorgen Wahlsten
Stef Walter
Max (Weijun) Wang
John Washington
Stef Walter
Xi Wang
Kevin Wasserman
Margaret Wasserman
Marcus Watts
Andreas Wiese
Simon Wilkinson
Nicolas Williams
Ross Wilper
Augustin Wolf
Xu Qiang
Nickolai Zeldovich
Hanz van Zijst
Gertjan Zwartjes
The above is not an exhaustive list; many others have contributed in
various ways to the MIT Kerberos development effort over the years.
Other acknowledgments (for bug reports and patches) are in the
doc/CHANGES file.
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