Deprecated initial ticket functions and API documentation

Morrison, Wayne Wayne.Morrison at
Fri Jul 14 16:44:56 EDT 2006

The OpenVMS Kerberos documentation includes the krb5_get_init_creds
functions, as well as some others that are not documented elsewhere.  It
can be found at:

The documentation also includes a list of deprecated APIs, with the
known replacements for those that have them.

Hp OpenVMS has granted MIT permission to use portions of the OpenVMS
Kerberos documentation under the same terms & conditions as the MIT
license, for inclusion in the next round of MIT Kerberos documentation.
We feel that this is only fair, given that much of the OpenVMS Kerberos
documentation is based on the MIT docs.

Wayne Morrison, CISSP
OpenVMS Security/eBusiness Engineering
Hewlett-Packard Company
110 Spit Brook Road
Nashua, New Hampshire, 03062

-----Original Message-----
From: krbdev-bounces at [mailto:krbdev-bounces at] On Behalf
Of Ken Raeburn
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 11:39 AM
To: Paul Currie
Cc: krbdev at
Subject: Re: Deprecated initial ticket functions and API documentation

On Jul 13, 2006, at 04:11, Paul Currie wrote:
>  From what I've been able to dig up via Google, .h files etc. I've 
> figured out that the four krb5_get_in_tkt functions are deprecated and

> replaced with krb5_get_init_creds functions, but the latest API docs 
> still reference the krb5_get_in_tkt functions and do not document the 
> newer functions. Is there another place where I can find the API 
> documentation for these functions?

Unfortunately our API documentation hasn't really gotten updated in
quite some time.  We're hoping to start addressing that soon.


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