MIT Kerberos Documentation

krb5_set_password_using_ccache - Set a password for a principal using cached credentials.

krb5_error_code krb5_set_password_using_ccache(krb5_context context, krb5_ccache ccache, char * newpw, krb5_principal change_password_for, int * result_code, krb5_data * result_code_string, krb5_data * result_string)

[in] context - Library context

[in] ccache - Credential cache

[in] newpw - New password

[in] change_password_for - Change the password for this principal

[out] result_code - Numeric error code from server

[out] result_code_string - String equivalent to result_code

[out] result_string - Data returned from the remote system

  • 0 Success
  • Kerberos error codes

This function uses the cached credentials from ccache to set the password newpw for the principal change_password_for . It implements RFC 3244 set password operation (interoperable with MS Windows implementations) using the credential cache.

The error code and strings are returned in result_code , result_code_string and result_string .


If change_password_for is set to NULL, the change is performed on the default principal in ccache . If change_password_for is non null, the change is performed on the specified principal.