MIT Kerberos Documentation

krb5_verify_init_creds - Verify initial credentials against a keytab.

krb5_error_code krb5_verify_init_creds(krb5_context context, krb5_creds * creds, krb5_principal server, krb5_keytab keytab, krb5_ccache * ccache, krb5_verify_init_creds_opt * options)

[in] context - Library context

[in] creds - Initial credentials to be verified

[in] server - Server principal (or NULL)

[in] keytab - Key table (NULL to use default keytab)

[inout] ccache - Credential cache for fetched creds (or NULL)

[in] options - Verification options (NULL for default options)

  • 0 Success; otherwise - Kerberos error codes

This function attempts to verify that creds were obtained from a KDC with knowledge of a key in keytab , or the default keytab if keytab is NULL. If server is provided, the highest-kvno key entry for that principal name is used to verify the credentials; otherwise, all unique”host”service principals in the keytab are tried.

If the specified keytab does not exist, or is empty, or cannot be read, or does not contain an entry for server , then credential verification may be skipped unless configuration demands that it succeed. The caller can control this behavior by providing a verification options structure; see krb5_verify_init_creds_opt_init() and krb5_verify_init_creds_opt_set_ap_req_nofail() .

If ccache is NULL, any additional credentials fetched during the verification process will be destroyed. If ccache points to NULL, a memory ccache will be created for the additional credentials and returned in ccache . If ccache points to a valid credential cache handle, the additional credentials will be stored in that cache.