A point about NTLM & Kerberos authentication type in Sharepoint

Posted: April 14, 2009 in Central Administration, SharePoint
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In Sharepoint 2007 when you want to create or extend a web application or create the central administration site ( after installing ) you know that one step is to choose authnetication type. I read a good point about one of the differences between these two types and want to share it with you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • NTLM is the default authentication type. it authenticates each user request against the domain controller. This increases the traffic to the domain controller because each user request needs to be authenticated. Therefore, NTLM authentication impacts the performance of WSS.
  • If the network domain in your organization supports Kerberos, you should use Kerberos because it stores user credentials on the WSS server. As a result, the performance of WSS improves because the WSS server does not need to authenticate each user against the doamin controller.
  1. Suganya Nataraj says:

    gud one ๐Ÿ™‚

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