KDB and referrals/aliases

Luke Howard lukeh at padl.com
Thu Sep 3 01:52:52 EDT 2009

On 02/09/2009, at 11:04 PM, Greg Hudson wrote:

> On Wed, 2009-09-02 at 16:28 -0400, Nicolas Williams wrote:
>> Is there a way to list canonical names only though?  That'd be nice.
>> I'm not sure it'd be "required", but if listing only canon names  
>> meant
>> listing all names then doing a getprinc on each, then yes, IMO it'd  
>> be a
>> required feature.  Conversely, being able to list all names, alias  
>> and
>> canonical, in one step is a "requirement", IMO.
> Now that I look, iteration is pretty broken in the presence of  
> aliases.
> krb5_ldap_iterate will stop at the first krbPrincipalName value  
> which is
> in the specified realm, so you get one name listed per principal  
> entry,
> and it's not even necessarily the canonical name.
> The DAL interface for iteration is:
> krb5_error_code krb5_db_iterate ( krb5_context kcontext,
>                                  char *match_entry,
>                                  int (*func) (krb5_pointer,  
> krb5_db_entry *),
>                                  krb5_pointer func_arg );
> I believe that interface would have to be extended to do something
> sensical with aliases.  Luke, what does the DSfW back end do about
> iteration?

It always returns the canonical name. For DSfW, the primary  
administration interface is LDAP (in fact, I don't think Novell even  
shipped kadmin).

-- Luke

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