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 kpasswd(1)                                                       kpasswd(1)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      kpasswd - change a user's Kerberos password

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
      kpasswd [principal]

 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
                     kpasswd command.

    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]
      krb5.conf(4), kerberos(5).

 Hewlett-Packard Company            - 1 -   HP-UX 11i Version 2: August 2003
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