kinit [-V] [-l lifetime] [-s start_time] [-r renewable_life] [-p | -P]
[-f | -F] [-a] [-A] [-C] [-E] [-v] [-R] [-k [-t keytab_file]]
[-c cache_name] [-n] [-S service_name][-T armor_ccache] [-X
kinit obtains and caches an initial ticket-granting ticket for princi‚Äź
-V display verbose output.
requests a ticket with the lifetime lifetime. The value for
lifetime must be followed immediately by one of the following
as in "kinit -l 90m". You cannot mix units; a value of `3h30m'
will result in an error.
If the -l option is not specified, the default ticket lifetime
(configured by each site) is used. Specifying a ticket lifetime
longer than the maximum ticket lifetime (configured by each
site) results in a ticket with the maximum lifetime.
requests a postdated ticket, valid starting at start_time.
Postdated tickets are issued with the invalid flag set, and need
to be fed back to the kdc before use.
requests renewable tickets, with a total lifetime of renew‚Äź
able_life. The duration is in the same format as the -l option,
with the same delimiters.
-f request forwardable tickets.
-F do not request forwardable tickets.
-p request proxiable tickets.
-P do not request proxiable tickets.
-a request tickets with the local address[es].
-A request address-less tickets.
-k [-t keytab_file]
requests a host ticket, obtained from a key in the local host's
keytab file. The name and location of the keytab file may be
specified with the -t keytab_file option; otherwise the default
name and location will be used.
-n Requests anonymous processing. Two types of anonymous princi‚Äź
pals are supported. For fully anonymous Kerberos, configure
pkinit on the KDC and configure pkinit_anchors in the client's
krb5.conf. Then use the -n option with a principal of the form
@REALM (an empty principal name followed by the at-sign and a
realm name). If permitted by the KDC, an anonymous ticket will
be returned. A second form of anonymous tickets is supported;
these realm-exposed tickets hide the identity of the client but
not the client's realm. For this mode, use kinit -n with a nor‚Äź
mal principal name. If supported by the KDC, the principal (but
not realm) will be replaced by the anonymous principal. As of
release 1.8, the MIT Kerberos KDC only supports fully anonymous
Specifies the name of a credential cache that already contains a
ticket. If supported by the KDC, This ccache will be used to
armor the request so that an attacker would have to know both
the key of the armor ticket and the key of the principal used
for authentication in order to attack the request. Armoring also
makes sure that the response from the KDC is not modified in
use cache_name as the Kerberos 5 credentials (ticket) cache name
and location; if this option is not used, the default cache name
and location are used.
The default credentials cache may vary between systems. If the
KRB5CCNAME environment variable is set, its value is used to
name the default ticket cache. Any existing contents of the
cache are destroyed by kinit.
specify an alternate service name to use when getting initial
specify a pre-authentication attribute and value to be passed to
pre-authentication plugins. The acceptable attribute and value
values vary from pre-authentication plugin to plugin. This
option may be specified multiple times to specify multiple
attributes. If no value is specified, it is assumed to be
The following attributes are recognized by the OpenSSL pkinit
/tmp/krb5cc_[uid] default location of Kerberos 5 credentials cache
([uid] is the decimal UID of the user).
/etc/krb5.keytab default location for the local host's keytab file.
klist(1), kdestroy(1), kerberos(1)
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