gss_acquire_cred with specific keytab

Jacques Lebastard jacques.lebastard at
Fri Sep 3 03:42:05 EDT 2004

Will Fiveash wrote :
>>This program works fine _if_ the server's principal entry exists in 
>>/etc/krb5/keytab (I'm running on Solaris 9).
>>I'd like to isolate the server's key in a specific keytab file.
>>Is it possible to add extra calls prior to gss_acquire_cred so that 
>>Kerberos uses this specific keytab file when searching for the 
>>principal's key ?
> You can set the environment variable KRB5_KTNAME with the full path to
> the keytab file.  No modification of your code is necessary.

Thanks : it works just as expected.

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