In addition to the Kerberos database and Key Distribution
Center, there are a number of user and administrative programs that
allow interaction with Kerberos. This chapter will detail the use
of those programs.
The Kerberos user client programs include the following:
kinit - Obtains
a Kerberos ticket-granting ticket
klist - Lists
cached Kerberos tickets
kdestroy - Destroys
kpasswd - Changes
a user’s Kerberos password
The Kerberos administrative client programs include the following:
kadmin_local - Administers the Kerberos
kdb5_util - Dumps
and restores the Kerberos database
Reads, writes, or edits entries in a Kerberos V5 keytab or
V4 srvtab file
kprop - Propagates
the master KDC database to slave KDCs
The symbols for these programs are defined by SYS$MANAGER:KRB$SYMBOLS.COM.
On OpenVMS, these programs are located in the system directory
and are prefaced by KRB$; for example, SYS$SYSTEM:KRB$KINIT.EXE.
NOTE: All options for the client programs are case sensitive.
Uppercase options should be enclosed in double quotation marks.