System Administration Guide: Security Services

ProcedureHow to Interactively Configure a Kerberos Client

This procedure uses the kclient installation utility without a installation profile.

  1. Become superuser.

  2. Run the kclient installation script.

    You need to provide the following information:

    • Kerberos realm name

    • KDC master host name

    • Administrative principal name

    • Password for the administrative principal

Example 23–8 Running the kclient Installation Utility

The following output shows the results of running the kclient command.

client# /usr/sbin/kclient

Starting client setup

Do you want to use DNS for kerberos lookups ? [y/n]: n
        No action performed.
Enter the Kerberos realm: EXAMPLE.COM
Specify the KDC hostname for the above realm:

Setting up /etc/krb5/krb5.conf.

Enter the krb5 administrative principal to be used: clntconfig/admin
Obtaining TGT for clntconfig/admin ...
Password for clntconfig/admin@EXAMPLE.COM: <Type the password>
Do you plan on doing Kerberized nfs ? [y/n]: n

host/ entry ADDED to KDC database.
host/ entry ADDED to keytab.

Do you want to copy over the master krb5.conf file ? [y/n]: y
Enter the pathname of the file to be copied: \

Copied /net/