DSC with IIS and Kerberos

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    looking to configure Kerberos on my existing 2012r2 server., powershell wmf 4.
    from what I understand I need to change the Network Services account for each application. how do I pass the password using DSC?
    the password will be in clear text?


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    DSC does not permit passwords in clear text by default. Credentials must be encrypted, and you will need certificates (not self-signed) to do that. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2014/01/31/want-to-secure-credentials-in-windows-powershell-desired-state-configuration/ discusses the technique.

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      do I need to worry about passwords, under DSC? I was looking to start using Kerberos with IIS behind a F5 load balancer and I need to change the identity from Application Pool Identity NETWORK SERVICE to something else.

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