Secure Endpoints Inc. (a corporation registered in the State of New York, DUNS# 14-353-0660) provides expert consulting and software development services combining the use of secure open source authentication, data exchange, and communication software and the Microsoft Windows platform. Secure Endpoints Inc. is a primary contributor to a number of Open Source Projects including OpenAFS, MIT Kerberos, and OpenSSL.
2013-05-09 OpenAFS for Windows Release 1.7.24 is now available.
2011-10-02: Heimdal 1.5.1 replaces MIT Kerberos 3.2.2 for Microsoft Windows.
2010-05-27: Open Source Kerberos Tooling site announced.
2009-01-22: Network Identity Manager and Kerberos for Windows Development Road Map updated
2008-07-28: Updated OpenAFS for Windows Status Report
2008-01-24: OpenAFS for Windows Development Road Map updated
Secure Endpoints Inc. is the primary developer of Network Identity Manager (NetIdMgr). It allows end users to manage multiple network identities from within a single easy to use interface. Built upon the extensible Khimaira framework, NetIdMgr enables organizations to provide users with a single sign-on experience. A single Kerberos authentication can automatically derive credentials for a variety of other authentication mechanisms including AFS tokens and X.509 certificates. NetIdMgr also provides users with automatic credential renewal.
Network Identity Manager is distributed as the credential manager for MIT Kerberos for Windows.
Organizations wishing to support the on-going development of Network Identity Manager are encouraged to contact Secure Endpoints Inc. The road map contains a broad range of features and user interface improvements for which funding is required.
AFS Token Provider
Secure Endpoints Inc. has developed a plug-in supporting AFS token acquisition and renewal for multiple AFS cells from a single Kerberos v5 identity. The plug-in is distributed as part of OpenAFS for Windows.
Secure Endpoints Inc. is distributing a Kerberized Certificate Authority plug-in that can be used to automatically obtain X.509 client certificates when Kerberos v5 credentials are obtained or renewed. Version 2.4.0 is available for download. End-user documentation is also available. The KCA plug-in is bundled with a PKCS#11 module that exports certificates from the Windows Certificate Store to applications such as Mozilla's Firefox and Thunderbird.
The significant changes since version 2.0 include:
Secure Endpoints Inc. is the primary developer of OpenAFS.org's OpenAFS for Windows product. The Andrew File System (AFS) is a secure distributed file system which allow users of Microsoft Windows and Unix the world over to share information as easily as if the files were stored on their local disks. OpenAFS for Windows is an AFS client providing users of Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and Server 2008 nearly seamless access to the data stored in locally managed and publicly available AFS cells the world over.
The latest OpenAFS Release is 1.7.24, now a native Microsoft Windows file system.
Other major improvements that have been implemented in the 1.7 release series include:
Version 1.7.24 is the fastest and most functional OpenAFS client for Windows ever released.
Secure Endpoints Inc. publishes periodic status reports describing the state of development. The most recent report was published in July 2008.
Secure Endpoints Inc. maintains the development road map for OpenAFS for Windows. The road map describes projects that will benefit the OpenAFS community. Organizations wishing to support the on-going development of OpenAFS for Windows are encouraged to contact Secure Endpoints Inc.
Secure Endpoints Inc. offers support for OpenAFS
on either a per-incident or annual basis.
Heimdal is an implementation of Kerberos 5 (and some more stuff) originally developed in Sweden (which was important when the project started, less so now). It is freely available under a three clause BSD style license.
Secure Endpoints, Inc. ported Heimdal to the Microsoft Windows operating system platform as a replacement for MIT's Kerberos for Windows which has not been updated in several years. The Secure Endpoints' Heimdal distribution consists of several components:
Download digitally signed Heimdal installers.
Please send bug reports and feature requests to email@example.com.
KFW allows applications built around the MIT Kerberos API to execute seamlessly
on Microsoft operating systems. Secure Endpoints Inc. strives to improve
the single sign-on experience for end users when multiple
implementations are present on Microsoft Windows operating systems. Secure
Endpoints Inc.'s largest contribution to KFW is
Network Identity Manager which replaces
the antiquated Leash Ticket Manager.
Download MIT KFW 3.2.2 from MIT or digitally signed versions from the Secure Endpoints web server (including 2007 DST updates):
Please send bug reports and feature requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secure Endpoints Inc. has been a member of the MIT Kerberos Core Team since
1999 and maintainer of the MIT Kerberos for Windows (KFW) product since 2003.
In November 2006, MIT
a new direction for Kerberos for Windows development and is no longer funding
Secure Endpoints Inc.'s continuing efforts to improve MIT's Kerberos product.
Organizations wishing to support the on-going development of Kerberos for Windows
are encouraged to contact Secure Endpoints Inc. The
road map contains a broad range of features
and user interface improvements for which funding is required.
A contributor to OpenSSL since 1999 supporting the Microsoft Windows implementation and the Kerberos v5 cipher suite.
A participant in the development of Internet Standard protocols since 1999.