Changing the database master key

Sam Hartman hartmans at MIT.EDU
Thu Aug 31 14:16:30 EDT 2006

>>>>> "Ken" == Ken Hornstein <kenh at> writes:

    Ken> The problem is that you can change the master key ... but
    Ken> only to another key of the same enctype.

    Ken> When I investigated this ... it turns out that while the
    Ken> enctype is stored in the stash file, none of the code makes
    Ken> use of that.  And also, the history key enctype is derived
    Ken> from the master key enctype.  Neither of these are
    Ken> insurmountable problems ... but at that point, I gave up.
    Ken> Maybe this is fixed in newer versions of MIT Kerberos ...
    Ken> but I suspect when you try it, it will fail.

It is not.
But a patch committed by Russ would be welcome.:-)

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