how to achieve what kinit does programmatically?

Wyllys Ingersoll wyllys.ingersoll at
Fri May 30 08:10:53 EDT 2003

Yes, Sam is correct.  We do not expose our Kerberos API interface
for programmers at this time.  If you really need to write your own
Kerberos apps and don't want to use GSS-API, then you should use
the MIT implementation.

-Wyllys Ingersoll
  Sun Microsystems.

Sam Hartman wrote:
> You need to download MIT Kerberos.  The Kerberos that comes with
> Solaris does not expose the APIs you want.
> The function you need is krb5_get_init_creds_password.
> The documentation is spotty; feel free to ask on kerberos at for
> help.
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