UW Information Technology (UW-IT) operates a central authentication service for the UW based on the Kerberos network authentication system. This is the technology supporting UW NetID authentication. All UW NetIDs and passwords are stored in Kerberos servers (known as KDCs). Kerberized clients and servers rely on the KDCs to authenticate users to applications.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about use of Kerberos authentication at UW.