Installing heimdal-kdc

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz at
Mon Mar 11 15:14:43 EDT 2019

add, add_new_key, and ank are synonyms. The last dates back to krb4

From: Robbie Harwood <rharwood at>
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2019 13:49
To: Lothar Schilling; kerberos at
Subject: Re: Installing heimdal-kdc

Lothar Schilling <ls at> writes:

> I got stuck again with putting heimdal-kdc to work.
> Having initiated the database I logged in locally (kadmin -l). There is
> no such command as "add_principals" or "addprinc". Availabe are:
> stash, kstash / dump / init / load / merge / add, ank, add_new_key /
> passwd, cpw, change_password / delete, del, del_entry / del_enctype /
> add_enctype / ext_keytab / get, get_entry / rename / modify /
> privileges, privs / list / verify-password-quality, pwq / check / lock/
> unlock / help, ? /  exit, quit /

add_principals and addprinc are commands for MIT krb5's kadmin, not
Heimdal.  Heimdal uses different commands; I think "ank" is the right
one here, but it's been a while so I'll defer to those folk if they're


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