System Administration Guide: Security Services

Problems With the Format of the krb5.conf File

If the krb5.conf file is not formatted properly, then the following error message maybe displayed to the terminal or the log file:

Improper format of Kerberos /etc/krb5/krb5.conf configuration file while initializing krb5 library

If there is a problem with the format of the krb5.conf file, then the associated services are vulnerable to attach. You should fix the problem before you allow Kerberos features to be used.