MIT Kerberos Documentation

krb5_kt_get_entry - Get an entry from a key table.

krb5_error_code krb5_kt_get_entry(krb5_context context, krb5_keytab keytab, krb5_const_principal principal, krb5_kvno vno, krb5_enctype enctype, krb5_keytab_entry * entry)

[in] context - Library context

[in] keytab - Key table handle

[in] principal - Principal name

[in] vno - Key version number (0 for highest available)

[in] enctype - Encryption type (0 zero for any enctype)

[out] entry - Returned entry from key table

  • 0 Success
  • Kerberos error codes on failure

Retrieve an entry from a key table which matches the keytab , principal , vno , and enctype . If vno is zero, retrieve the highest-numbered kvno matching the other fields. If enctype is 0, match any enctype.

Use krb5_free_keytab_entry_contents() to free entry when it is no longer needed.


If vno is zero, the function retrieves the highest-numbered-kvno entry that matches the specified principal.