KFW 3.0, XP SP2, VMWare, and Principals with digits

Christopher D. Clausen cclausen at acm.org
Mon May 8 10:49:22 EDT 2006

Matthew J. Smith <matt.smith at uconn.edu> wrote:
> Douglas E. Engert wrote:
>>>   I *cannot* authenticate when using a principal containing one or
>>> more digits, such as "matt2 at UCONN.EDU".  As a matter of fact, when
>>> using such a principal, all I see in the "Credentials" text area is
>>> "(No identities specified)", and there is no password field.
>> I have seen the same problem, as all of the userids I have tested
>> against KFW 3.0 have had digits, I have not gotten it to work at
>> all. This was on a brand new XP machine (no vmware either) that
>> never had any other Kerberos installed too.
> Thank you for the response.  I'm glad to see it is not just me, nor is
> it a VMWare issue.  Are others experiencing problems with principals
> with digits using KFW 3.0?  Is this a known bug, or a misconfiguration
> (I have changed nothing from the defaults)?

I have known about this problem for months.  It is apparently a known 
(at least to the KfW developers) bug.  I was told that a beta that fixes 
this issue would be available in mid January.  I don't believe such a 
beta was ever released.

Christopher D. Clausen
ACM at UIUC SysAdmin 

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