MIT Kerberos Documentation

krb5_mk_priv - Format a KRB-PRIV message.

krb5_error_code krb5_mk_priv(krb5_context context, krb5_auth_context auth_context, const krb5_data * userdata, krb5_data * der_out, krb5_replay_data * rdata_out)

[in] context - Library context

[in] auth_context - Authentication context

[in] userdata - User data for KRB-PRIV message

[out] der_out - Formatted KRB-PRIV message

[out] rdata_out - Replay data (NULL if not needed)

  • 0 Success; otherwise - Kerberos error codes

This function is similar to krb5_mk_safe(), but the message is encrypted and integrity-protected, not just integrity-protected.

The local address in auth_context must be set, and is used to form the sender address used in the KRB-PRIV message. The remote address is optional; if specified, it will be used to form the receiver address used in the message.

If the #KRB5_AUTH_CONTEXT_DO_TIME flag is set in auth_context , a timestamp is included in the KRB-PRIV message, and an entry for the message is entered in an in-memory replay cache to detect if the message is reflected by an attacker. If #KRB5_AUTH_CONTEXT_DO_TIME is not set, no replay cache is used. If #KRB5_AUTH_CONTEXT_RET_TIME is set in auth_context , a timestamp is included in the KRB-PRIV message and is stored in rdata_out .

If either #KRB5_AUTH_CONTEXT_DO_SEQUENCE or #KRB5_AUTH_CONTEXT_RET_SEQUENCE is set, the auth_context local sequence number is included in the KRB-PRIV message and then incremented. If #KRB5_AUTH_CONTEXT_RET_SEQUENCE is set, the sequence number used is stored in rdata_out .

Use krb5_free_data_contents() to free der_out when it is no longer needed.


The rdata_out argument is required if the #KRB5_AUTH_CONTEXT_RET_TIME or #KRB5_AUTH_CONTEXT_RET_SEQUENCE flag is set in auth_context .