Ticket Granting Service


Ticket Granting Service (TGS) as used within the Kerberos Protocol.

We have also seen this referred to as a Ticket Granting Server.

The TGS Exchange is the Kerberos Service Ticket request and response messages that are sent to the KDC from the client when it is instructed to obtain a Service Ticket for a Resource.

The Ticket Granting Service is the service that delivers Service Tickets for all Resources to the Clients.

Before a client can access to the Ticket Granting Service the client must only authentication and has received TGS Session Key from the Ticket Granting Ticket allowing it to access the Ticket Granting Service.

Each request sent to the Ticket Granting Service must be encrypted using the TGS Session Key.

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