ask for some suggestions about how to learn Kerberos API

Stefan (metze) Metzmacher metze at
Mon Nov 7 07:19:22 EST 2011

Hi shuaijie,

> Currently I am kerberorizing our project, and I find that the kerberos
> library manual is rather obscure, for example, I know that there ought to
> be some ways using the API to achieve "reply detection" function described
> in the protocol, but I just don't know what combinations of the API
> functions can achieve this goal, so can anyone give me some advice of how
> to learning the APIs in a systematical view? Or is there some good
> tutorials on how to use kerberos API? I want to know how to combine these
> individual library calls to achieve certain functions in the protocol,  and
> reading source code directly is very time consuming, thank you.

If you design something new, you should use gssapi instead of krb5 directly.

See it has references to the related
which document the API.

I hope that helps.


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