Multiple KDC's realm heuristic for KRB5CCNAME=DIR:/tmp/mydir/ ccache not working

Greg Hudson ghudson at
Wed Jul 25 16:22:58 EDT 2018

On 07/25/2018 03:04 PM, Martin Gee wrote:
> I'd like to use the automatic ccache creation that 
> gss_acquire_cred_* does. gss_acquire_cred is failing with a custom 
> keytab location/name.

Have a look at:

The client keytab is located separately from the server keytab.

> Seems gss_acquire_cred only works when /etc/krb5.keytab is present.

I wouldn't expect gss_acquire_cred() to use /etc/krb5.keytab unless one 
of the locators for the client keytab was explicitly set to point to it. 
  So this and the corresponding attempts to use /etc/krb5.keytab in the 
trace logs are confusing to me.  Precisely what GSS calls are being traced?

> I've tried these:
> export 
> KRB5_KTNAME=/opt/development/spgw/spgw-gssapi/GSSAPIMemory/spgateway_icsynergy_net.keytab
> setenv("KRB5_KTNAME", 
> "/opt/development/spgw/spgw-gssapi/GSSAPIMemory/spgateway_icsynergy_net.keytab", 
> 1)
> krb5_gss_register_acceptor_identity("/opt/development/spgw/spgw-gssapi/GSSAPIMemory/spgateway_icsynergy_net.keytab");

These all set the server keytab location.

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