krb5_change_password() message string from server is empty

Arpit Srivastava arpit.orb at
Mon Jun 17 07:55:58 EDT 2013


When krb5_change_password() returns 0 but result_code is not equal to zero,
the result_string and result_code_string must contain some message from the
When I am using standard kpasswd binary, I am getting a Password change
rejected: You can not change password more than once a day.... message.
But, when I am using the api in my application, I am getting empty strings.
However, password change works fine in case of success (both ret and
are zero).
What could the reason for not getting the strings properly?


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