August 20, 2013

Kerberos Authentication in Apache JMeter

Kerberos authentication is now available in Apache JMeter nightly build. But it is purely user risk to use nightly build which is not supported and not tested. Because it might have defects, other known/unknown issues. Nightly build is intended for developers.


How to install nightly builds?
Download the _bin and _lib files
Unpack the archives into the same directory structure


printable_docs/usermanual/component_reference.html#HTTP_Authorization_Manager for configuration.

How to build JMeter?

Download the _src, _bin and _lib files

Unpack all the archives into the same directory structure.

[stextbox id=”warning”]Warning – please note![/stextbox].

The nightly builds may or may not work properly – or at all

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2 Comments on “Kerberos Authentication in Apache JMeter

Todd Grayson
December 4, 2013 at 2:40 am

Actually it looks like the current stable release (as of 12/3/13) is ready too, it has the jaas.conf and krb5.conf templates sitting in the jmeter folder! We’ll see if it works.

December 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Yes. I need to try that too 🙂


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