krb5-libs/1022: accept_sec_context() specifies principal to rd_req()

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at
Mon Apr 8 16:12:01 EDT 2002

Why not use the default credential, GSS_C_NO_CREDENTIAL and then inquire
the context for the acceptor name?

The mechanism should support such behaviour.

Alternatively, is there a way to acquire a default acceptor credential
and then add all the available acceptor credentials to the first one?


On Mon, Apr 08, 2002 at 12:03:28PM -0700, Donn Cave wrote:
> It turns out that we were able to solve our particular problem at our
> site more easily in ftpd itself, by resolving the DNS name more accurately
> as I suggested in the very next bug, krb5-appl/1023.  If that could be done,
> then I'd have no stake in this issue.  In any case it isn't as important
> as the GSS_C_NO_CHANNEL_BINDING support that Jeffrey Altman submitted some
> time back for this file.
> In principle, though, I don't see this as throwing away information.
> The information in question is "who did I authenticate as", and that
> is available in the context via gss_inquire_context().  (I think,
> haven't verified that.)  The problem is that currently, krb5_rd_req()
> goes on to turn this information into policy, at a level that's not
> accessible to the application.  Like telnetd (which I believe checks
> principal name minus instance), ftpd could enforce its own policy in
> this matter, but it has to get past gss_accept_sec_context() first.
> 	Donn Cave, University Computing Services, University of Washington
> 	donn at
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