I tried to configure nis with kerberos authentication, and i think i configured my server correctly coz i already configured nis with kerberos earlier and it was working fine but not today i getting error.
I have a web application (hostname: service.domain.com) and I wish to use Kerberos authentication to identify users that are logged into a Windows domain. Microsoft AD (Windows Server 2008 R2) is providing the Kerberos service.
The service is a Java web application using Spring Security Kerberos extension library to implement SPNEGO/Kerberos protocol.
I configured kerberos on a debian box and tried using MIT kerberos for windows to log in. I get the following error:
cannot resolve network address for kdc in requested realm
I don't have a DNS server set up but though maybe the hosts file would handle any problems resolving hostname to ip address. Do I need DNS?