kcm man page

kcm — process-based credential cache for Kerberos tickets.

Synopsis

kcm [--cache-name=cachename] [-c file | --config-file=file] [-g group | --group=group] [--max-request=size] [--disallow-getting-krbtgt] [--detach] [-h | --help] [-k principal | --system-principal=principal] [-l time | --lifetime=time] [-m mode | --mode=mode] [-n | --no-name-constraints] [-r time | --renewable-life=time] [-s path | --socket-path=path] [--door-path=path] [-S principal | --server=principal] [-t keytab | --keytab=keytab] [-u user | --user=user] [-v | --version]

Description

kcm is a process based credential cache. To use it, set the KRB5CCNAME environment variable to ‘KCM:uid’ or add the stanza


[libdefaults] 
        default_cc_name = KCM:%{uid} 

to the /etc/krb5.conf configuration file and make sure kcm is started in the system startup files.

The kcm daemon can hold the credentials for all users in the system. Access control is done with Unix-like permissions. The daemon checks the access on all operations based on the uid and gid of the user. The tickets are renewed as long as is permitted by the KDC's policy.

The kcm daemon can also keep a SYSTEM credential that server processes can use to access services. One example of usage might be an nss_ldap module that quickly needs to get credentials and doesn't want to renew the ticket itself.

Supported options:

--cache-name=cachename

system cache name

-c file, --config-file=file

location of config file

-g group, --group=group

system cache group

--max-request=size

max size for a kcm-request

--disallow-getting-krbtgt

disallow extracting any krbtgt from the kcm daemon.

--detach

detach from console

-h, --help
-k principal, --system-principal=principal

system principal name

-l time, --lifetime=time

lifetime of system tickets

-m mode, --mode=mode

octal mode of system cache

-n, --no-name-constraints

disable credentials cache name constraints

-r time, --renewable-life=time

renewable lifetime of system tickets

-s path, --socket-path=path

path to kcm domain socket

--door-path=path

path to kcm door socket

-S principal, --server=principal

server to get system ticket for

-t keytab, --keytab=keytab

system keytab name

-u user, --user=user

system cache owner

-v, --version

Info

May 29, 2005