Debugging PKINIT w/o recompiling?

Nordgren, Bryce L -FS bnordgren at
Wed May 20 18:00:48 EDT 2015

Real quick, is there a common cause for the following message in the context of PKINIT?

kinit: Invalid argument while getting initial credentials

Adding "-V" adds no information of value. KDC logs show that the correct principal was located and preauth is required.

Wireshark shows a single AS_REQ/KRB_ERROR. Specifying identities on a smard card reveals that the network traffic completes, then a PIN is requested, then the "Invalid argument" error is emitted without further network traffic. As far as I can tell, this string exists exactly nowhere in the source code.

I'll start polluting my box with *-devel packages to support recompiling with the debug option on, but I'm willing to stop if you already know the answer.


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