MIT Kerberos Documentation

krb5_get_etype_info - Retrieve enctype, salt and s2kparams from KDC.

krb5_error_code krb5_get_etype_info(krb5_context context, krb5_principal principal, krb5_get_init_creds_opt * opt, krb5_enctype * enctype_out, krb5_data * salt_out, krb5_data * s2kparams_out)

[in] context - Library context

[in] principal - Principal whose information is requested

[in] opt - Initial credential options

[out] enctype_out - The enctype chosen by KDC

[out] salt_out - Salt returned from KDC

[out] s2kparams_out - String-to-key parameters returned from KDC

  • 0 Success
  • A Kerberos error code

Send an initial ticket request for principal and extract the encryption type, salt type, and string-to-key parameters from the KDC response. If the KDC provides no etype-info, set enctype_out to ENCTYPE_NULL and set salt_out and s2kparams_out to empty. If the KDC etype-info provides no salt, compute the default salt and place it in salt_out . If the KDC etype-info provides no string-to-key parameters, set s2kparams_out to empty.

opt may be used to specify options which affect the initial request, such as request encryption types or a FAST armor cache (see krb5_get_init_creds_opt_set_etype_list() and krb5_get_init_creds_opt_set_fast_ccache_name() ).

Use krb5_free_data_contents() to free salt_out and s2kparams_out when they are no longer needed.


New in 1.17