NAME [Toc] [Back]
kpasswd - change a user's Kerberos password
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
The kpasswd command is used to change a Kerberos principal's password.
kpasswd prompts for the current Kerberos password, which is used to
obtain a changepw ticket from the KDC (Key Distribution Center) for
the user's Kerberos realm. If kpasswd successfully obtains the
changepw ticket, the user is prompted twice for the new password, and
the password is changed.
If the principal is governed by a policy that specifies the length
and/or number of character classes required in the new password, the
new password must conform to the policy. The five character classes
are lower case, upper case, numbers, punctuation, and all other
Options [Toc] [Back]
principal Changes the password for the Kerberos principal,
principal. kpasswd uses the principal name from an
existing cache if there is one. If not, the principal
is derived from the identity of the user invoking the
Note [Toc] [Back]
kpasswd looks first for kpasswd_server = host:port in the [realms]
section of the krb5.conf file under the current realm. If that is
missing, kpasswd looks for the admin_server entry, and substitutes 464
for the port.
FILES [Toc] [Back]
/etc/krb5.conf Kerberos configuration file.
AUTHOR [Toc] [Back]
kpasswd was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
Hewlett-Packard Company - 1 - HP-UX 11i Version 2: August 2003 [ Back ]