keytab import

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz at
Tue Apr 8 16:32:15 EDT 2008

--On Tuesday, April 08, 2008 12:11:54 PM -0700 "Henry B. Hotz" 
<hotz at> wrote:

> On Apr 8, 2008, at 6:26 AM, krbdev-request at wrote:
>> So the point is to store an mkey with the associated KNVO (this will
>> come in handy in a follow on project to support updating the master
>> key
>> and migrating KDB entries).  That > 1 mkey can be stored in a keytab
>> is
>> a secondary point however I'm wondering if this feature could be put
>> to
>> good use in regards to dealing with a corrupted K/M princ, perhaps
>> allowing reconstruction of the princ using the keys in the keytab.
>> Other than that I'm not sure what purpose keeping the older mkeys in
>> the
>> keytab would serve.
> It would be nice if cross-realm keys could be imported/exchanged with
> keytab files.  A keytab import capability has other possible uses.  ;-)

Hm.  I don't think this is really related to changing the stash file 
format, but some form of keytab import does sound really useful.

-- Jeff

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