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     krb5_get_credentials, krb5_get_credentials_with_flags, krb5_get_kdc_cred,
     krb5_get_renewed_creds — get credentials from the KDC using krbtgt


     Kerberos 5 Library (libkrb5, -lkrb5)


     #include <krb5.h>

     krb5_get_credentials(krb5_context context, krb5_flags options, krb5_ccache ccache,
         krb5_creds *in_creds, krb5_creds **out_creds);

     krb5_get_credentials_with_flags(krb5_context context, krb5_flags options,
         krb5_kdc_flags flags, krb5_ccache ccache, krb5_creds *in_creds, krb5_creds **out_creds);

     krb5_get_kdc_cred(krb5_context context, krb5_ccache id, krb5_kdc_flags flags,
         krb5_addresses *addresses, Ticket *second_ticket, krb5_creds *in_creds,
         krb5_creds **out_creds);

     krb5_get_renewed_creds(krb5_context context, krb5_creds *creds, krb5_const_principal client,
         krb5_ccache ccache, const char *in_tkt_service);


     krb5_get_credentials_with_flags() get credentials specified by in_creds->server and
     in_creds->client (the rest of the in_creds structure is ignored) by first looking in the
     ccache and if doesn't exists or is expired, fetch the credential from the KDC using the
     krbtgt in ccache.  The credential is returned in out_creds and should be freed using the
     function krb5_free_creds().

     Valid flags to pass into options argument are:

     KRB5_GC_CACHED      Only check the ccache, don't got out on network to fetch credential.
     KRB5_GC_USER_USER   Request a user to user ticket.  This option doesn't store the resulting
                         user to user credential in the ccache.
     KRB5_GC_EXPIRED_OK  returns the credential even if it is expired, default behavior is trying
                         to refetch the credential from the KDC.

     Flags are KDCOptions, note the caller must fill in the bit-field and not use the integer
     associated structure.

     krb5_get_credentials() works the same way as krb5_get_credentials_with_flags() except that
     the flags field is missing.

     krb5_get_kdc_cred() does the same as the functions above, but the caller must fill in all
     the information andits closer to the wire protocol.

     krb5_get_renewed_creds() renews a credential given by in_tkt_service (if NULL the default
     krbtgt) using the credential cache ccache.  The result is stored in creds and should be
     freed using krb5_free_creds.


     Here is a example function that get a credential from a credential cache id or the KDC and
     returns it to the caller.

     #include <krb5.h>

     getcred(krb5_context context, krb5_ccache id, krb5_creds **creds)
         krb5_error_code ret;
         krb5_creds in;

         ret = krb5_parse_name(context, "client@EXAMPLE.COM",
         if (ret)
             krb5_err(context, 1, ret, "krb5_parse_name");

         ret = krb5_parse_name(context, "host/",
         if (ret)
             krb5_err(context, 1, ret, "krb5_parse_name");

         ret = krb5_get_credentials(context, 0, id, &in, creds);
         if (ret)
             krb5_err(context, 1, ret, "krb5_get_credentials");

         return 0;


     krb5(3), krb5_get_forwarded_creds(3), krb5.conf(5)