Jeffrey Altman jaltman at
Tue Jan 4 00:00:55 EST 2005

Nicolas Williams wrote:

> What exactly would be the purpose of this hint?
> In what scenario would it be used such that its absence could not be
> dealt with by delaying creation of the ccache until a subsequent call to
> krb5_cc_store()?  A situation where a ccache file must be created and
> its name shared with other processes prior to storing credential in it?
> Nico

Its primarily for debugging or for user display purposes.  It is better
for the name of the cache to have some meaning the simply be an entirely 
random string.

Can anyone please explain what harm is going to occur by providing an
optional hint?

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