Questions tagged [kerberos]

Kerberos is a network authentication system based on shared key cryptography. It is the underlying authentication system used by current versions of Active Directory and is widely used by large organizations.

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Can a Linux server that authenticates against an Active Directory accept public/private keys for passwordless login?

I have a Linux server that authenticates users against an Active Directory. Now interactive logins require username and password and automatic login requires a keytab (Kerberos) for passwordless ...
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Generating a keytab for Active Directory user?

I am relatively new to Kerberos, we have integrated Active Directory for authentication. I.E. When we do kinit ad_user, we get a valid TGT. Now I want to run the application as a user in headless ...
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tmp/krb5cc_[uid] is not getting purged regularly (kerberos credentials cache)

A user wasn't able to authenticate using Kerberos because it wasn't able to create /tmp/krb5cc_[uid]. This was because /tmp ran out of inode space, as there were innumerable Kerberos credential cache ...
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How to allow users to register for a single signon account from mit kerberos?

Is there a way to allow users to register for a single sign on account for an mit kerberos server via a web interface of some sort?
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How to automate ktutil to immediately list keytab entries?

I use MIT ktutil a lot on Linux and I am fed up using the following sequence, even if command shortcuts and file name completion are here to help: ktutil rkt my.keytab l Isn't there a way to get the ...
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kerberos preauth pkinit failed to initialize: No realms configured correctly for pkinit support

I have successfully installed Kerberos on debian wheezy and can perform service authentication (Apache, ssh) with Kerberos tickets from kinit. I would like to use certificates for kinit (pkinit) ...
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When using an SSH alias, why is SSH ignoring my (valid) Kerberos ticket?

I am successfully connecting to my university's network via ssh with Kerberos ticket authentication. Normal, verbose operation (kinit a ticket, then ssh user@hostname) works fine. The Problem When ...
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getent group working, but sshd_config allowgroups does not retrieve appropriate group

I am trying to setup Kerberos MIT authentication with OpenLdap autorisation on Debian Jessie. Authentication part is working great, as I can login to SSH using my kerberos account. I even can create ...
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How can I set kerberos principal in environment automatically on the remote host?

I use both legacy krsh and ssh to login to a variety of boxes for root administration, as do several colleagues of mine. We all keep different history files by use of a variable calculated by running ...
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Renew Kerberos ticket for daemon

Using ISC-DHCPD to renew DHCP leases in an Active Directory domain. This requires using ktutil to generate a keytab for DHCPd to use in order to update secure dynamic DNS. What I need to do is to be ...
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How to keep a long-running process run with Kerberos and Andrew file system?

I am running a bash script on a Scientific Linux server. The script has a loop for copying files and running some programs. The process for running the script probably takes a day or two. But I always ...
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after power outage no permissions to access samba share from windows machines on the same domain

I am running a ClearCase server on RHEL 6.7. We had a power outage last night (for the life of me I do not know why we don't have damn UPS). At any rate, when the machine was brought back up, we are ...
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Is it possible to have a daemon run a process as another user WITHOUT having a superuser daemon?

I'm working on a project at the moment where I have a daemon that needs to run a process as another user. I would like the daemon to not run as root if possible. However, i'm struggling to figure out ...
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Kerberos DNS issue with /etc/hosts

Thank you all for your time and attention. Very simply I'm getting this error when invoking kinit to test kerberos authentication against my AD domain (which is hosted on a Server 2012 box). The ...
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The easiest way to update package above release RHEL

I have to install the krb5-devel package in a version at least 1.12 on a RHEL 6.6. Unfortunately the RHEL 6.6 repositories contains the package in a version 1.10. What would be the easiest way to ...
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realmd join AD and Cross Domain Auth

Small issue with realmd, I use realm join with a kerberos token generated before the join, it's working fine on a simple Active Directory Configuration My issue is when realm join must join a domain ...
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FreeTDS missing encryption support to connect to MS SQL

I'm running a Gentoo Linux and I'm trying to connect to MS SQL via pyodbc using freetds. I enabled the debug log in freetds. Now when I try to connect I'm seeing this: 18:13:00.841828 13523 (net.c:...
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Adding CentOS 7 to Active Directory

I am having a hard time adding a CentOS 7 machine to my domain (Active Directory 2012 running in Windows 2008 mode). I am using realmd to join the machine to the domain. Here is what I have checked so ...
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Kerberos/LDAP login fails - remove Preauth?

Using a Debian system with a Kerberos/LDAP client - login fails on KDE as a user directory isn't being created. SSH is successful (and no directory is created); however, desktop login isn't. I've ...
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How can I run unattended processes as authenticated AD/LDAP users?

I'm switching some servers over to Debian 8 and using realmd for Active Directory (LDAP/Kerberos) authentication. This has been working great and allows Domain Users to login to my server, etc. ...
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Troubleshooting GSS-API error on one client authenticating to Kerberos

When authenticating to kadmin with one client of many, it fails with kadmin: GSS-API (or Kerberos) error while initializing kadmin interface. The Kerberos host is specified with its subnet address. ...
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How do I disable Kereberos preauthentication?

I'm seeing this error message: NEEDED_PREAUTH: admin@THIS.LAN for for kadmin/admin@THIS.LAN, Additional pre-authentication required How do I disable Kerberos pre-authentication? The server and ...
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How can I use different kerberos principals for sudo than for system-auth?

At my organization, we're required to use different kerberos principals when authenticating for sudo than for other types of auth, such as logging in. For instance, my regular (login) principal might ...
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Why is my kerberos ticket not working?

I'm trying to ssh to another machine but my kinit is not working: $ ssh nik@social-1-r.referens.sys.XXXXXXX.se Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic). Kerberos is used for ...
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How can I install kerberised services on debian?

I installed kerberos in my debian environment and made it work with SSH. I also would like to try it with other services but I could not install them on debian. I followed several tutorials e.g. ...
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RSAT : Samba 4 Server not operational

Samba 4 now supports GPO and management through the Active Directory Windows console. But, when I open it after installation, I cannot access the server nor the domain. The message returned is that ...
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permission for accessing files are denied and some sessions are killed

I ssh to a Linux server which runs kerberos. This is the first time I met Kerberos. After some time of being idle or loging out and loging in, I found some strange things, which I am not sure if are ...
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Kerberos Join Active Directory Failure

I try to join Active Directory and Samba 4 in Ubuntu 12.04.05. When I run host -t SRV _kerberos._udp.test.sg I get the error: Host _kerberos._udp.test.sg not found: 3(NXDOMAIN) meanwhile $# host -...
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Understanding Kerberized NFSv4 Authorization

Articles such as this one seem to point out that Kerberizing NFS(v4) mounts not only prevents machines without a Kerberos service ticket from mounting the shared directory but also uses the user's ...
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Can't Login to Debian 7.7 with Kerberos/NIS user

I have a Debian 7.7 system I am trying to configure to use Kerberos and NIS, both served from an Active Directory server. I have kerberos set up such that I can kinit a set of credentials from the AD ...
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kerberos : kinit not picking up updated values in krb5.conf

We are running kinit from our Linux command line and this works well. Before we run kinit we set the KRB5_CONFIG environment variable to point to directory continaing krb5.conf file linuxhost1$ ...
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How does Linux winbindd determine available domain controller?

We are actually in preparation of taking down one of our three domain controller (Win2k3). They are all serving the same domain. Actually we still see connections incoming from Debian (5/6/7) Servers ...
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What role does krb5.conf actually play when joining a Linux machine to AD via Samba/winbind?

I'm working on a project for a standardized Linux image for our organization. This image will be domain joined, and I've written a script to fire on boot that will guide the IST person doing the ...
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Kerberos error after ArchLinux installation

I've installed ArchLinux successfully on my laptop yesterday. To do this, I've followed the Beginner's guide along with the Raid guide. I could do every step without problem, except the one for the ...
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List Kerberos principals with valid TGTs

Is it possible to query my (MIT) Kerberos KDC to return a list of principals who have been issued TGTs that are currently valid? My use case is that I would like to find out which users are currently ...
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Integrating LDAP and Kerberos V to add users via a useradd-like interface

I'm currently trying to set up an integrated Kerberos V/LDAP system for authentication/authorization. From what I have managed to gather, there are at least two ways to integrate Kerberos V with LDAP: ...
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Get a Kerberos service ticket from the command line

I am in the process of debugging a Kerberos setup. I have a valid krb5.conf and I can call kinit USERNAME to get a Ticket Granting Ticket (TGT): Credentials cache: /root/krb5cc_root Default principal:...
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How is a username determined and can I hide the domain component in a winbind username?

Someone asked a question on Server Fault about a problem which I'm also having but no one has answered it so I'm posing a slightly different question to try and figure it out myself. I've configured ...
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SSH authentication using gssapi-keyex or gssapi-with-mic (publickey not permitted)

My company has disabled SSH public key authentication, therefore I have to manually enter each time my password (I am not suppose to change /etc/ssh/sshd_config). However gssapi-keyex and gssapi-with-...
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What is the kerberos keytab file used for in UNIX/AD kerberos authentication?

I have proved that UNIX/AD Kerberos authentication works without the presence of a keytab file so I'd like to know whether I should worry about it (given I'll need an individual keytab for each server ...
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How to obtain current user environment in pam_script?

I'm running pam_script after pam_krb5 with a session open script. In my script, I need to use the ticket cache generated by krb5 to do something. Well, the script was actually run as root, and ...
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How do I setup kerberos authetication in Fedora 19

I cannnot seem to find documentation on setting up Kerberos authentication on my Fedora 19 workstation. Which files and programs are involved? My Kerberos server is a corporate AD.
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kinit returns error salt type 3 unsupported on FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE install

When attempting to run kinit to log into a Kerberos V5 realm I get the following error on a default install FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE kinit: krb5_get_init_creds: salt type 3 not supported Any ideas?
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Keep kerberos ticket across sudo invocation

On a regular linux machine, when I use sudo -s as a normal user, I become root but HOME still points to ~user, so every admin has his own environment etc. (this is without env_reset or always_set_home ...
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Command-line web browser with Kerberos authentication?

QUESTION: Is there a Kerberos-friendly web browser usable via an SSH console? I have tried links but it does not seem to work with Kerberos (the webapp asks me for login/password even though I have a ...
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PostgreSQL on FreeBSD - 'Kerberos 5 authentication not supported'

I've been trying to get a FreeBSD machine to talk to a networked postgreSQL database. I assumed that the machine had kerberos installed, as it's what I use to log in, and I was told that FreeBSD has ...