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Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA / Kerberos) gives the end user access to Atlassian products without entering user name or password. It is typically used in an enterprise LAN, and is the preferred choice for Windows domains and Microsoft Desktop environments


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IWA / Kerberos requires that client machines have access to a Key Distribution Center (KDC), which in the Windows world generally means Active Directory. For security reasons, AD is generally not reachable outside the local network/corporate intranet, making Kerberos mainly applicable within a company.

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