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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Kerberos support/krb5.ini file
Date Mon, 07 Jan 2013 11:26:07 GMT
On Mon, 2013-01-07 at 05:16 -0500, Karl Wright wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> Does anyone have insight as to why Kerberos support is written to
> require krb5.ini, rather than including krb5.ini access as an
> implementation of an abstract in-memory way of providing tickets?
> This seems out of character with the rest of HttpComponents.
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> Karl
> 

Karl

HttpClient relies on the GSS-API provided by JRE for Kerberos and SPNego
authentication. The krb5.ini configuration file is used by JRE and there
is not much we can do about it.

http://docs.oracle.com/javase/1.5.0/docs/guide/security/jgss/tutorials/KerberosReq.html

Oleg



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