The klist Command


klist - display the entries in the local credentials cache and key table


klist [-c [-f] [-e] [-a [-n]]] [-k [-t] [-K]] [name] [-help]


The klist tool displays the entries in the local credentials cache and key table. After you modify the credentials cache with the kinit tool or modify the keytab with the ktab tool, the only way to verify the changes is to view the contents of the credentials cache or keytab using the klist tool. The klist tool doesn't change the Kerberos database.



Specifies that the credential cache is to be listed.

The following are the options for credential cache entries:

Show credential flags.
Show the encryption type.
Show addresses.
If the -a option is specified, don't reverse resolve addresses.

Specifies that key tab is to be listed.

List the keytab entries. The following are the options for keytab entries:

Show keytab entry timestamps.
Show keytab entry DES keys.
Shows keytab entry key type.
Specifies the credential cache name or the keytab name. File-based cache or keytab's prefix is FILE:. If the name isn't specified, the klist tool uses default values for the cache name and keytab. The kinit documentation lists these default values.
Displays instructions.


List entries in the keytable specified including keytab entry timestamps and DES keys:

klist -k -t -K FILE:\temp\mykrb5cc

List entries in the credentials cache specified including credentials flag and address list:

klist -c -f FILE:\temp\mykrb5cc