MIT Kerberos Documentation

krb5_auth_con_init - Create and initialize an authentication context.

krb5_error_code krb5_auth_con_init(krb5_context context, krb5_auth_context * auth_context)

[in] context - Library context

[out] auth_context - Authentication context

  • 0 Success; otherwise - Kerberos error codes

This function creates an authentication context to hold configuration and state relevant to krb5 functions for authenticating principals and protecting messages once authentication has occurred.

By default, flags for the context are set to enable the use of the replay cache (#KRB5_AUTH_CONTEXT_DO_TIME), but not sequence numbers. Use krb5_auth_con_setflags() to change the flags.

The allocated auth_context must be freed with krb5_auth_con_free() when it is no longer needed.