krb5_gss_acquire_cred() vs multiple credential caches

Simon Wilkinson simon at
Mon Feb 12 13:47:00 EST 2007

>When calling GSS from SSH I'm seeing multiple calls to
>acquire_init_cred().   Let me see if I can narrow down where they are all coming from.

If you're using my OpenSSH key exchange code, or a derivative, the code tests each GSSAPI mech before offering it to the other side. These tests will result in multiple calls - the credentials aren't currently cached for use when actually doing the authentication.


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