How to add /etc/krb5.keytab

Gonyou, Austin austin at
Thu Jun 6 14:01:41 EDT 2002

Must be root to add to the keytab.
in kadmin:
kadmin> ank -randkey ftp/hostname.fq.dn at REALM
kadmin> ktadd -k /etc/krb5.keytab ftp/hostname.fq.dn at REALM
kadmin> exit
#kinit -ke 

You should see the key you just added.

-----Original Message-----
From: zaidif786 at
To: kerberos at
Sent: 6/6/2002 10:50 AM
Subject: How to add /etc/krb5.keytab

I'm a Kerberos Newbie and have been attempting to install and
configure MIT Kerberos V. I followed the MIT Kerb documentation for
installation, and Administrator and am also referencing the Kerberos
FAQ at

I have a kerberos server daemon running on one machine, now on the
client when I try to execute a kerberized client like ftp, I get the
error "No such file or directory", the FAQ says I need to  have a
keytab for this service created. And that I need a keytab in
/etc/krb5.keytab .
I'm confused about how to set this up, as all the documentation talks
about using kadmin to create a kadm5.keytab via the ktadd command.

How do I create t his /etc/krb5.keytab and what should I put as it's


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