Error calling function protocol status: 1312

Max (Weijun) Wang Weijun.Wang at Sun.COM
Wed Oct 14 08:00:03 EDT 2009

Java tries to get the credentials cache (ccache) from Windows LSA if  
you specify useTicketCache=true in the JAAS config file. In some  
cases, Java believes there's a ccache at the beginning, but finally it  
cannot get one. For example, you login as a AD account but then purge  
the TGT using klist or kerbtray. Then, you will see this error.

Without the ccache, Java will try the Kerberos login itself, you'll  
need to provide username and password in your program.

-- Max

On Oct 14, 2009, at 6:55 PM, Santiago Rivas wrote:

> Hi again,
> After some tough work, it seems I've got my test environment  
> configured and
> working with DHCP server, DNS server, ldap and Domain Controller,  
> running on
> a GNU Linux Debian platform. I've also configured KDC + AS services  
> on that
> machine, and I'm glad to see that I'm able to create a secure context
> between the server and other GNU Linux machine. I'm using GSS-API in  
> Java
> 1.6, and everything works fine.
> The problem comes when I run the same Java code on a Windows XP SP3  
> platform
> with jdk 1.5.0_21 version installed. Just before the context is  
> created, I
> get the message:
> *Error calling function protocol status: 1312. A specified logon  
> session
> does not exist. It may already have been terminated.*
> But the most curious thing is that execution continues and secure  
> context is
> created indeed. I've also checked *krb5kdc.log* and verified that  
> both TGT
> ans TGS tickets are generated and delivered correctly.
> I've searched the web and I've found many posible explanations, like:
> *"There is a problem with Windows API FormatMessage usage in a non  
> English
> locale"* - forums.sun
> *"The identity associated with a
> **KerberosToken2*< 
> >
> * security token is being used for constrained delegation, but  
> constrained
> delegation is not configured correctly."* - msdn
> *"There is a bug in Java 1.5"* - other source
> ... but none of them convinces me.
> So the cuestion is: Why is that message appearing? Should I worry  
> about it?
> How can I solve it?
> Thanks in advance!
> Regards,
> Santi
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