MIT Kerberos Documentation

krb5_c_string_to_key - Convert a string (such a password) to a key.

krb5_error_code krb5_c_string_to_key(krb5_context context, krb5_enctype enctype, const krb5_data * string, const krb5_data * salt, krb5_keyblock * key)

[in] context - Library context

[in] enctype - Encryption type

[in] string - String to be converted

[in] salt - Salt value

[out] key - Generated key

  • 0 Success; otherwise - Kerberos error codes

This function converts string to a key of encryption type enctype , using the specified salt . The newly created key must be released by calling krb5_free_keyblock_contents() when it is no longer needed.