AFS is a distributed filesystem product, pioneered at Carnegie Mellon University and supported and developed as a product by Transarc Corporation (now IBM Pittsburgh Labs). It offers a client-server architecture for file sharing, providing location independence, scalability, security, and
... [More] transparent migration capabilities for data.
IBM branched the source of the AFS product, and made a copy of the source available for community development and maintenance. They called the release OpenAFS. [Less]
Network Identity Manager (NetIdMgr) allows end users to manage multiple network identifies from within a single easy to use interface. NetIdMgr is extensible, enabling organizations to add support for various types of identification providers and the ability to derive new forms from the user's
... [More] initial credentials. For example, MIT Kerberos for Windows 3.0 and future versions of OpenAFS for Windows use NetIdMgr with a Kerberos 5 identity provider.
Credential provider plug-ins for Kerberos 5 and Kerberos 4 tickets manage the identification properties as well as the ticket acquisition and renewal process.
A credential provider plug-in for AFS tokens is distributed by the OpenAFS project.
A credential provider for kx509/kca certificates is distributed by the KCACred project. [Less]
Secure Endpoints Inc. is distributing a Kerberized Certificate Authority provider that can be used to automatically obtain X.509 client certificates when Kerberos v5 credentials are obtained or renewed. The KCA provider is bundled with a PKCS#11 module that exports certificates from the Windows
... [More] Certificate Store to applications such as Mozilla's Firefox and Thunderbird. [Less]
libstrsafe is a cross platform implementation of the Safe String Library (StrSafe.h) provided by Microsoft. The library will allow multi platform software to use a single library for safe string operations. This will reduce the risk for buffer overflows and will increase code sharing between code for different platforms.