How to Configure dataComet-Secure 10.1.x for Kerberos (Mac OS)
Once configured for Kerberos, dataComet-Secure 10.1.x supports Kerberized Telnet connections.
This document provides instructions for:
- Before configuring dataComet-Secure 10.1.x to run in a Kerberos environment, check with your Local Support Provider (LSP) to ensure your School, department, or administrative unit supports Kerberos.
- Ensure Kerberos client software (Kerberos for Macintosh) is installed on your computer.
Configuring a new Kerberos-enabled Telnet Profile
- Launch dataComet-Secure 10.1.x from your Applications folder (Go → Applications → dataComet-Secure 10.1.x → dataComet-Secure).
- From the File menu, select New, then select Terminal Session... from the dropdown menu. The Configure Terminal Session window displays.
- In the Configure Terminal Session window:
- In the Window Name filed, type a description of your Telnet destination (for example, type My Telnet to pobox.upenn.edu)
- Under the Session Type section, click the Telnet radio button.
- In the Connect to: field that's located at the bottom of the window, type the Telnet destination (for example, type pobox.upenn.edu.
- Click the Configure... button that's right across from the Telnet radio button. Another Configure Terminal Session window displays.
- In the Configure Terminal Session window, click the Authentication and the Encryption checkboxes; then click OK.
- Click OK to connect to the Telnet destination.
- If prompted, enter your Pennkey name and Password at the Kerberos prompt.
- Once you are connected to the Telnet destination, from the File menu select Save Configuration....
- When the Save Configuration In dialog box appears, type a name for the session in the Save As: field and either save the session to the folder as displayed in the dropdown menu or choose another directory in which to save the current Telnet configuration; then click Save.
- To log into your Telnet session, from the File menu, select Sessions, then select the desired profile.
- To quit a session, from the File menu, select Close menu.
- To quit the application, press the Command-Q keys or select Quit from the dataComet-Secure menu.
- If you are using dataComet-Secure 10.1.x or any other Kerberized application for the first time, please refer to the documents at How to Use Your PennKey for information on how to get set up and work in a Kerberized environment.
Reconfiguring an existing profile for Kerberos-enabled Telnet
- Launch dataComet-Secure 10.1.c from your Applications folder (Go → Applications → dataComet-Secure X 10.1.x → dataComet-Secure).
- From the File menu, select Sessions, then select the profile you want to change.
- From the Window menu, select Reconfigure Session... .
- Click the Telnet radio button, then click the Configure... button.
- In the next displayed window, click the Authentication and the Encryption checkboxes, then ensure that the Authentication field displays Kerberos 5 (leave the remaining fields as is), and click OK.
- Click OK again to open your Telnet session.
- From the File menu, select Save Configuration....
- When the dialog box to save the session configuration appears, choose the directory in which to save the reconfigured Telnet profile, then click Save.
- When the replace file prompt displays, click Replace. The specified profile is now reconfigured for Kerberos-enabled Telnet.
- To use dataComet-Secure or any Kerberized application, refer to the documents at How to Use Your PennKey for information on how to get set up and work in a Kerberized environment.