Multiple realms served by single kadmind

Tom Parker tparker at
Fri May 24 14:28:19 EDT 2013

Hello. I have had no response to this post. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can serve multiple realms from a single kadmind.


From: Tom Parker
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:55 AM
To: kerberos at
Subject: Multiple realms served by single kadmind


Is it possible to server several realms from a single kadmind process?
With the the krb5kdc process it's as simple as specifying multiple -r
REALM flags on the command line?

I have a server that needs to support 4 separate realms and the kdc is
working fine but whenever users try to change their passwords they get:

Enter new password:
Enter it again:
Authentication error: Failed reading application request

Any help would be appreciated.

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