MIT Kerberos Documentation

krb5_kt_resolve - Get a handle for a key table.

krb5_error_code krb5_kt_resolve(krb5_context context, const char * name, krb5_keytab * ktid)

[in] context - Library context

[in] name - Name of the key table

[out] ktid - Key table handle

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  • Kerberos error codes

Resolve the key table name name and set ktid to a handle identifying the key table. Use krb5_kt_close() to free ktid when it is no longer needed.

name must be of the form type:residual , where type must be a type known to the library and residual portion should be specific to the particular keytab type. If no type is given, the default is FILE .

If name is of type FILE , the keytab file is not opened by this call.