Kerberos programming on OpenVMS works much the same as on
any other platform. The following sections indicate differences
and important information.
Linking a Kerberos Program on OpenVMS
Kerberos on OpenVMS provides shareable libraries in both 64-bit
and 32-bit formats. All Kerberos libraries can be found in SYS$LIBRARY.
One of the GSS$RTL* libraries should
be used when your program calls the GSS API. If the KRB5 API is called,
then one of the KRB$RTL* libraries will
need to be linked with the program.
Because Kerberos routines are located in shareable libraries,
the use of a link options file is recommended. For details about
using link options files, refer to the HP OpenVMS Linker
Utility Manual. The Kerberos example programs described
in this chapter provide examples of using link options files for