Implementing preauthentication using loadable modules

Kevin Coffman kwc at
Mon Oct 2 10:06:05 EDT 2006

On 10/2/06, Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin at> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 03:30:50PM -0400, Kevin Coffman wrote:
> > Something else I'd like to see added is a module initialization and
> > cleanup (init/fini) function as is defined for the other module
> > interfaces.  We found this convenient to do required openssl
> > initialization.
> Makes sense.  The KDC loads its modules once, so no problem there.  At
> the moment, libkrb5 loads and unloads modules for each call to
> krb5_get_init_creds() -- would that cause problems for libraries like
> OpenSSL?

I think we need to initialize our use each time we are loaded, so it
shouldn't be a problem.


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