Number of Principals in KDC

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu Sep 29 15:13:02 EDT 2005

Shivakeshav Santi <ss488 at> writes:

> HI,
>    Is there any limitation on the number of principals that can be stored 
> in KDC. Are there any known performance issues after a certain limit ? If 
> yes then what is the limit.

I have heard of no practical limit.  You might have issues once you
get into the hundreds of millions of principals in one KDC, but I have
no real data to back me up on that assertion.  I've never heard of any
KDC deployment ever having a problem due to the number of principals.

       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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