Kerberos is a server-side technology which is quite tricky to set up.

Many developers have to install one in order to develop/test Kerberos support in their products.

Is there a distribution that includes a test Kerberos server out of the box, with zero configuration needed?

Ideally it would be available as a VM image.

TurnKey Linux does this kind of things (for instance see their Turnkey Domain Controller), but they unfortunately offer no Turnkey Kerberos.

Must be free, or at least have a free trial period. Ideally open source, but that's not a hard requirement.
Virtualbox-compatible images are best, but otherwise any OS is fine, even hosted or mobile (never know) offers.

  • Anything wrong with this sourceforge project - if not why don't you just use that as the answer; you should be able to give it a good review eh :p – Nick Dickinson-Wilde May 27 '14 at 14:32
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    @NickWilde: I don't trust the maintainer of that project haha – Nicolas Raoul May 28 '14 at 3:29

Finding no distribution for this, I have created my own distribution:


I am still very open to other answers, because:

  • I don't have time to maintain this distribution properly
  • I haven't tested it well
  • It has very little traffic, and zero community

I am also open to letting someone take over this project, please contact me.

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