MIT Kerberos Documentation

krb5_sname_to_principal - Generate a full principal name from a service name.

krb5_error_code krb5_sname_to_principal(krb5_context context, const char * hostname, const char * sname, krb5_int32 type, krb5_principal * ret_princ)

[in] context - Library context

[in] hostname - Host name, or NULL to use local host

[in] sname - Service name, or NULL to use “host”

[in] type - Principal type

[out] ret_princ - Generated principal

  • 0 Success
  • Kerberos error codes

This function converts a hostname and sname into krb5_principal structure ret_princ . The returned principal will be of the form sname/hostname@REALM where REALM is determined by krb5_get_host_realm() . In some cases this may be the referral (empty) realm.

The type can be one of the following:

  • KRB5_NT_SRV_HST canonicalizes the host name before looking up the realm and generating the principal.
  • KRB5_NT_UNKNOWN accepts the hostname as given, and does not canonicalize it.

Use krb5_free_principal to free ret_princ when it is no longer needed.