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From Amila Jayasekara <>
Subject Re: ApacheDS + GSSAPI/Kerberos problem "Failed to find any Kerberos Key"
Date Fri, 10 Jun 2011 09:33:31 GMT
Hi Chris,

According to your ldif file you are using hashed passwords.
>From my experience  ApacheDS Kerberos implementation only works with plain
text passwords. But i am not aware about latest improvements. So i may be


2011/6/2 バーチャル クリストファー <>

> Hello,
> I'm trying to set up ApacheDS 1.5.7 on Linux with Kerberos authentication.
> I basically followed this tutorial to the letter:
> However, I am using a custom realm and hostname, instead of the
> localhost and EXAMPLE.COM used in the tutorial.
> (Incidentally, I had to add "primaryRealm" and "kdcPrincipal" attributes
> to the kdcServer attribute in server.xml to get my custom realm to work
> correctly.)
> I have 3 users: kerbuser, krbtgt and ldap. See attached LDIF file for
> details.
> All users have their krb5Key automatically generated by the
> KeyDerivationInterceptor.
> Authenticating with kinit works fine for all 3 users:
> kinit kerbuser
> kinit krbtgt/INFOSCIENCE.CO.JP
> kinit ldap/
> all work as expected, run either locally or remotely.
> However, when I try to login to ApacheDS using Directory Studio, I get
> "javax.naming.CommunicationException: Request: 1 cancelled".
> Looking at the Kerberos log server-side (see attached file), I find the
> message "Failed to find any Kerberos Key". It looks like it cannot find
> the Kerberos key for the "ldap" user. This is strange, because this user
> has its krb5Key attribute set correctly, just like the other users. Do I
> need to copy this key to somewhere else, e.g. a keytab file?
> I've spent days battling with this problem and I'm out of ideas. Can
> anybody shed some light on this?
> Thanks,
> Chris Birchall.

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