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Package javax.security.auth.kerberos

This package contains utility classes related to the Kerberos network authentication protocol.

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Class Summary
Class Description

This class is used to restrict the usage of the Kerberos delegation model, ie: forwardable and proxiable tickets.


This class encapsulates a long term secret key for a Kerberos principal.


This class encapsulates a Kerberos principal.


This class encapsulates a Kerberos ticket and associated information as viewed from the client's point of view.


This class encapsulates a keytab file.


This class is used to protect Kerberos services and the credentials necessary to access those services.

Package javax.security.auth.kerberos Description

This package contains utility classes related to the Kerberos network authentication protocol. They do not provide much Kerberos support themselves.

The Kerberos network authentication protocol is defined in RFC 4120. The Java platform contains support for the client side of Kerberos via the org.ietf.jgss package. There might also be a login module that implements LoginModule to authenticate Kerberos principals.

You can provide the name of your default realm and Key Distribution Center (KDC) host for that realm using the system properties java.security.krb5.realm and java.security.krb5.kdc. Both properties must be set. Alternatively, the java.security.krb5.conf system property can be set to the location of an MIT style krb5.conf configuration file. If none of these system properties are set, the krb5.conf file is searched for in an implementation-specific manner. Typically, an implementation will first look for a krb5.conf file in <java-home>/lib/security and failing that, in an OS-specific location.


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