Unicode characters in password

David McBride dwm at doc.ic.ac.uk
Tue Jul 15 10:13:47 EDT 2008

Marvin Cotto wrote:

> My question is if unicode passwords are supposed to work in kerberos? And if
> not which part of rfc says so?

Not at the moment.  See RFC 4120, section 5.2.1. for a discussion of string
types in Kerberos messages. [0]

(My understanding is that adding i18n support to Kerberos is on the krb-wg's
current TODO list -- indeed, it's mentioned in their charter. [1])

David McBride <dwm at doc.ic.ac.uk>
Department of Computing, Imperial College, London

[0] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4120#section-5.2.1
[1] http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/krb-wg-charter.html

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