Is it possible to use Kerberized Websites with Google Chrome on Mac OS X?

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With MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan) (maybe even 10.10 not sure about this) you run the following commands in your Terminal:

$ defaults write com.google.Chrome AuthServerWhitelist "*.example.com"
$ defaults write com.google.Chrome AuthNegotiateDelegateWhitelist "*.example.com" 

Then you restart (if it is running) Google Chrome and et voila it should accept the Kerberos ticket on your system.

This should persist updates.


Chrome's Kerberos website whitelist can be configured system-wide using policies. See Mac Quick Start, then configure AuthServerWhitelist in the policy.


Indeed it is, you have to white list the Websites you like through a command line argument.

/Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome --auth-server-whitelist="example.com"

You can use asterisk to include sub domains: "*example.com".

As this is cumbersome to do every day, you can move the executable to Google Chrome0 and afterwards put this script at the place of Google Chrome (don't forget to chmod +x Google\ Chrome):

ABSPATH=$(cd "$(dirname "$0")"; pwd)$
"$ABSPATH/Google Chrome0" --auth-server-whitelist="*example.com"

This will most probably be overwritten if you update Chrome.


I noticed today with Chrome 101 that I was no longer able to access Kerberos protected resources and it looks to because the config options have changed their name. The site that alerted me to this was: https://gitlab.com/Mactroll/NoMAD/-/issues/402 and the fix for me was to set the new config options with:

$ defaults write com.google.Chrome AuthServerAllowlist "*.example.com"
$ defaults write com.google.Chrome AuthNegotiateDelegateAllowlist "*.example.com"

then I removed the old settings:

$ defaults remove com.google.Chrome AuthServerWhitelist
$ defaults remove com.google.Chrome AuthNegotiateDelegateWhitelist

Then after restarting Chrome Kerberos was back working.

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