How to Use Your PennKey with Kerberized Services
While many Penn services (for example, PennIntouch, Blackboard, U@Penn,
and BEN Reports) simply prompt you for your PennKey and password when
you attempt to connect using a web browser, services that are secured using a technology known as Kerberos
work a bit differently: They require the use of Kerberos ticket manager software AND your PennKey
and password for authenticated access.
You must first launch ticket manager software (see below for more information), then enter your PennKey
and password to authenticate yourself, then access the desired
"Kerberized" service. If you access other Kerberized
services during a specified time period, you don't need to authenticate
again. This feature is known as single sign-on. Kerberized email,
and file transfer (FTP) services are being phased in at
Before you use a Kerberized service for the first time, we recommend
that you read these introductory documents on Kerberos tickets and
how to get started with Kerberos.
After you've oriented yourself, you may wish to review documentation that deals with specific facets of Kerberos setup
To find out more about how your School or center's systems will
provide secure authentication with PennKey, consult the School and center PennKey information page.