The NULL Encryption System

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at
Mon Mar 29 14:33:30 EST 2004

On Mon, Mar 29, 2004 at 02:16:43PM -0500, Sam Hartman wrote:
> >>>>> "Peter" == Peter Iannarelli <peteri at> writes:
>     Peter> Could someone direct me to where within the
>     Peter> Kerberos documentation one might set "NULL" encryption?
Sam> It was never mandatory to implement and I don't know anyone who did.
Sam> I believe our code has a #define for the enctype, but doesn't actually
Sam> implement it.

Technically it was (and still is) used by some rfc1964 (krb5 gss mech)
implementations for "encrypting" the KRB-CRED encpart; other than this
the null enctype has not been used for anything else, nor should be.


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