Extending rd_req() to handle tkt authz/ext data?

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at ubsw.com
Fri Feb 15 18:37:36 EST 2002

The MIT krb5 ought to have an API for enumerating and accessing the
authorization data elements in the ticket of an AP-REQ being accepted.

Similarly with ticket extensions (though that won't be applicable until
Purple comes along the API probably ought to be designed now).

In fact, all typed holes should be coupled with an API for getting at
them where that's applicable. Me-thinks.

The more interesting question is how to represent these things to apps.

Here the fact that DER and explicit tagging are used could work in the
favor of the API designer. I.e., for unknown authz/extension data types
provide the app with a type/value interface to such things and include
type names where they are known, but also the type integer and tags as
they appear. For known authz/extension data types more comfortable
structures could be defined.



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