what is kerberos client?

what does mean by kerberos , what is kerberos client ?
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FastSiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Kerberos is an authentication method.

You have a KDC (Key Distribution Center), Client (Which is the user).........

You can find detailed description here I hope it helps.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb742516.aspx
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torimarConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Kerberos is a network authentication protocol which is used for secure and encrypted communication inside a network.
Read more here:
http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/#what_is
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerberos_(protocol)

A client is any user/workstation inside a Kerberos protected network that can authenticate to a Kerberos authentication server with an encryption key.
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CERTExpertConnect With a Mentor Commented:
A Kerberos Client is a piece of software (could be a user, computer, application, service etc) which uses Kerberos for authentication to access a particular resource in the KDC Realm.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerberos_(protocol) - This gives a good general overview.
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