How to krb authenticate w/o a local Mac OS X account?

Scott McGuire smcguire at MIT.EDU
Wed Nov 13 16:11:01 EST 2002

At 3:08 PM -0500 11/13/02, Steve Lidie wrote:
>My goal is to make a lab of Macs have AFS access just like, say, a 
>lab of our other Unix offerings.  For instance, when I login to an 
>SGI, I do AFS authentication and am placed in my AFS home directory.
>I've setup your Kerberos authentication such that I can login using 
>my AFS user/pw combo, but a local account is needed, requiring, 
>apparently, the identical user/pw combo.  So my immediate goal is 
>to, say, talk to our NIS server which has the master password file - 
>is this possible?  Any pointer, however brief, is welcomed.
>Eventually I'd like to associate a krb ticket with an AFS token, but 
>really haven't a clue how to go about that, or even if that makes 
>sense (;  (e.g., having installed OpenAFS, I'd like to spare the 
>user from manually doing a klog).
>Apologies if my questions are imprecise, this is not an area I have 
>much experience in ....

MIT has not experimented with such setups.

Perhaps others on this list can provide suggestions, and you should 
take a look at <> where other universities 
share details about their lab setups with Mac OS X.  I believe 
<> also has discussions about Mac OS X.

Good luck,

Scott McGuire / smcguire at
MIT Information Systems Macintosh Developer

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