KDB and referrals/aliases

Luke Howard lukeh at padl.com
Wed Sep 2 13:46:53 EDT 2009

On 02/09/2009, at 7:36 PM, Greg Hudson wrote:

> On Tue, 2009-09-01 at 13:42 -0400, Luke Howard wrote:
>> Finally, note that for ease of implementation, the backend can always
>> return the canonical principal name: the KDC will determine which  
>> name
>> to return to the client based on its own policy and the setting of  
>> the
>> canonicalize KDC option.
> I'm not sure in what sense this is true.  If I remove the
> KRB5_KDB_FLAG_CANONICALIZE check from our LDAP back end, then the
> behavior of the as-req path changes noticeably:
>  1. kinit realname --> tickets
>  2. kinit aliasname --> working tickets as aliasname
>  3. kinit -C aliasname --> tickets as realname
> In current 1.7, case 2 results in a lookup failure.

What I meant was, when returning an alias, there is no need to set  
entry.princ to the alias name.

-- Luke

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