krb5.conf and db options

Ken Raeburn raeburn at MIT.EDU
Wed Jun 25 11:28:49 EDT 2008

On Jun 25, 2008, at 09:11, Jason Gerfen wrote:
> I read the man page regarding the section on dbmodules and would like
> some clarification.
> Is these directory options used by the KDC only? Or can the client
> utilize these options for something other retrieving stashed  
> passwords?

Anything that directly accesses the database -- krb5kdc, kadmind,  
kadmin.local, etc -- would use this information to find out how to  
access the database.  Client-side programs like kpasswd or kadmin do  
not use it; they talk to servers running on the KDC.


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