A block of data stored on your computer by the Kerberos server after you successfully enter your username and password. Systems such as SAP check for a valid ticket before allowing you to logon. Tickets expire after ten hours.
a certificate issued by an authentication server, which helps verify the user's identity to any given service
an encrypted protocol message that provides authentication
A temporary set of electronic credentials that verify the identity of a client for a particular service. Also referred to as a service ticket.
A transparent application mechanism that transmits the identity of an initiating principal to its target. A simple ticket contains the identity, a session key, a timestamp, and other information that is sealed using a secret key.