issue with preauth processing

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at
Mon Oct 26 14:34:56 EDT 2009

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 02:33:45PM -0400, Sam Hartman wrote:
>     Nicolas> Second, I think it's fair for an application to want to
>     Nicolas> avoid the "no pre-auth" and "plain PA-ENC-TIMESTAMP"
>     Nicolas> methods, even if the KDC might allow it, in which case
>     Nicolas> you'd want the system to try all other pre-auth methods
>     Nicolas> available.
> I agree.
> I don't think that is what the current interface was intended to be though.

I know.  I'm not sure that changing this semantic now would break
anything, but then, I also agree with this:

> At most you need three interfaces:
> * optimistic hint
> * list of mechanisms to avoid because they are constrained against
> * For cases like S4U a specific set of mechanisms we must use.

Except that I'm not sure that there's a real need for an optimistic


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