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       the  kinit  tool that are commonly found in other Kerberos
       implementations, such as SEAM and MIT Reference  implemen­

       The  use  must  be  registered as a principal with the Key
       Distribution Center (KDC) prior to running kinit.


       kinit [ commands ] <principal name>


       By default, for all Unix  platforms  a  cache  file  named
       /tmp/krb5cc_<uid>  will   be generated.  <uid> is the user
       identification number of the user logged into the  system.
       For    all   other   platforms,   a   cache   file   named
       <USER_HOME>/krb5cc_<USER_NAME> would be generated.

       <USER_HOME> is obtained from the java.lang.System property
       user.home.   <USER_NAME> is obtained from java.lang.System
       property user.name.  If <USER_HOME>  is  null,  the  cache
       file  would  be  stored  in the current directory that the
       program is running from.   <USER_NAME>  is  the  operating
       system's  login username. This username could be different
       than the user's principal name. For example on Solaris, it
       could  be  /home/duke/krb5cc_duke,  in  which  duke is the
       <USER_NAME> and  /home/duke is the <USER_HOME>.

       By default, the keytab name is retrieved from the Kerberos
       configuration  file. If the keytab name is not specifed in
       the Kerberos configuration file, the name is assumed to be

       If  you  do  not  specify  the password using the password
       option on the command line, kinit will prompt you for  the

       Note:  password  is provided only for testing purposes. Do
       not place your password in a script or provide your  pass­
       word  on  the  command line. Doing so will compromise your

       For more information see the man pages for kinit.


       kinit -fp [ -c <cache_name> ] [ -k ]  [  -t  <keytab_file­
       name> ] [ <principal> ] [ <password> ] [ -help ]

       -f     Issue a forwardable ticket.

       -p     Issue a proxiable ticket.

       -c     <cache_name>      The     cache     name     (i.e.,
       -help  Display instructions.


       Requesting credentials valid for authentication  from  the
       current client host, for the default services, storing the
       credentials    cache    in    the     default     location

       kinit duke@JAVA.SUN.COM

       Requesting proxiable credentials for a different principal
       and storing these credentials in a specified file cache:

       kinit -p -c FILE:/home/duke/credentials/krb5cc_cafebeef

       Requesting proxiable and  forwardable  credentials  for  a
       different  principal  and  storing  these credentials in a
       specified file cache:

       kinit -f -p -c

       Displaying the help menu for kinit:

       kinit -help


       The password flag is for testing  purposes  only.  Do  not
       specify  your password on the command line.  Doing so is a
       security hole since an attacker could discover your  pass­
       word while running the Unix ps command, for example.

                           18 June 2002                  kinit(1)

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