Does Kerberos version 5 support i18n specifications?

Weijun Wang Weijun.Wang at Sun.COM
Fri Jul 10 00:08:37 EDT 2009

No support and no patch, RFC 4120 says a solution will be in future
revisions, and we're waiting.

Max (of Sun Java team)

suma wrote:
> Hi,
> I am unable to authenticate users with non-ASCII character names.  The
> error that I got for kinit was:
> --------------------------------------
> Exception: krb_error 6 Client not found in Kerberos database (6)
> Client not found in Kerberos database
> KrbException: Client not found in Kerberos database (6)
> ------------------------------------
> I am using kerberos login module from JAAS for authentication.  I have
> no issues authenticating the users that contains ASCII.  I also
> checked the RFC-4120 and looks like the names to be ASCII-specific.
> Do I need a patch, to make my implementation support wide characters.
> Thanks,
> --Suma
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