Automatic Prompting for Tickets on Windows

Jeffrey Altman jaltman at
Thu Jan 8 13:01:50 EST 2004

The result will be the same if and only if you are using a single ccache
and you are capable of specifying the ccache name prior to the first
call to the gssapi32 library.  If those conditions are met, then you
can set KRB5CCNAME and the krb5 context will be initialized to
the value specified in the environment variable.

If at some later time you need to change the ccache name you must
use the private function.

Jeffrey Altman

P.S. - Automatic Ticket Prompting has been added to krb5 1.3.2
and will be included in KfW 2.6.

Kevin Coffman wrote:

>I just discovered that we have an application using the private 
>function gss_krb5_ccache_name().  I'm trying to remove the requirement 
>to link directly with the MIT gssapi_krb5.{a,so} library and link only 
>with a stand-alone mechanism-switching gssapi library. (Based on the 
>mechglue code in the MIT release.)
>Does setting the KRB5CCNAME environment variable provide *equivalent* 
>funcionality to the use of this private function?

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