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Authorization Data

The Kerberos protocol is a protocol for authentication, not authorization. It verifies that security principals are who they say they are but does not determine the objects to which they can have access or what type of access they can have. The Kerberos protocol provides a field for authorization data in session tickets, but it does not specify the form of the data or how servers should use it. These decisions are left to whatever access control mechanism is available on the system.

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