Time of new TGT from krb5_get_init_creds_password

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz at cmu.edu
Mon Mar 26 17:46:23 EDT 2007

On Sunday, March 25, 2007 12:54:43 PM +0100 Colin Simpson 
<csimpson at csl.co.uk> wrote:

> But how should TGT monitors handle this?

Don't randomly pop up dialogs that interrupt what the user is doing. 
Ideally, use renewable tickets when possible.  If you're actually going to 
have to interact with the user, provide a visual indication that the 
tickets are expired (for example, something in the notification area), and 
wait for the user to indicate they are ready to renew.

If you really feel you must interrupt the user by popping up a dialog when 
they haven't asked for it, you can work around the problem you described by 
waiting until the terminal is non-idle before doing so.  How to accomplish 
this is left as an exercise for the reader.

-- Jeffrey T. Hutzelman (N3NHS) <jhutz+ at cmu.edu>
   Sr. Research Systems Programmer
   School of Computer Science - Research Computing Facility
   Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA

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