Configure Kerberos authentication for SharePoint 2010 Products (white paper)


Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

This document gives you information that will help you understand the concepts of identity in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products, how Kerberos authentication plays a very important role in authentication and delegation scenarios, and the situations where Kerberos authentication should be used or may be required in solution designs. Scenarios include business intelligence implementations which secure access to external data sources such as SQL Server.

The document also shows how to configure Kerberos authentication end-to-end within your environment, including scenarios that use various service applications in Microsoft SharePoint Server. Additional tools and resources are described to help you test and validate Kerberos configuration. The "Step-by-Step Configuration" sections of this document cover the following scenarios for SharePoint Server 2010.

  • Scenario 1: Core Configuration

  • Scenario 2: Kerberos Authentication for SQL OLTP

  • Scenario 3: Identity Delegation for SQL Analysis Services

  • Scenario 4: Identity Delegation for SQL Reporting Services

  • Scenario 5: Identity Delegation for Excel Services

  • Scenario 6: Identity Delegation for PowerPivot for SharePoint

  • Scenario 7: Identity Delegation for Visio Services

  • Scenario 8: Identity Delegation for PerformancePoint Services

  • Scenario 9: Identity Delegation for Business Connectivity Services

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Other Resources

Resource Center: Installation and Deployment for SharePoint Server 2010
Resource Center: Security and Authentication for SharePoint Server 2010