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Network Working Group                                            J. Kohl
Request for Comments: 1510                 Digital Equipment Corporation
                                                               C. Neuman
                                                                     ISI
                                                          September 1993


            The Kerberos Network Authentication Service (V5)

Status of this Memo

   This RFC specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" for the standardization state and status
   of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

   This document gives an overview and specification of Version 5 of the
   protocol for the Kerberos network authentication system. Version 4,
   described elsewhere [1,2], is presently in production use at MIT's
   Project Athena, and at other Internet sites.

Overview

   Project Athena, Athena, Athena MUSE, Discuss, Hesiod, Kerberos,
   Moira, and Zephyr are trademarks of the Massachusetts Institute of
   Technology (MIT).  No commercial use of these trademarks may be made
   without prior written permission of MIT.

   This RFC describes the concepts and model upon which the Kerberos
   network authentication system is based. It also specifies Version 5
   of the Kerberos protocol.

   The motivations, goals, assumptions, and rationale behind most design
   decisions are treated cursorily; for Version 4 they are fully
   described in the Kerberos portion of the Athena Technical Plan [1].
   The protocols are under review, and are not being submitted for
   consideration as an Internet standard at this time.  Comments are
   encouraged.  Requests for addition to an electronic mailing list for
   discussion of Kerberos, kerberos@MIT.EDU, may be addressed to
   kerberos-request@MIT.EDU.  This mailing list is gatewayed onto the
   Usenet as the group comp.protocols.kerberos.  Requests for further
   information, including documents and code availability, may be sent
   to info-kerberos@MIT.EDU.





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Background

   The Kerberos model is based in part on Needham and Schroeder's
   trusted third-party authentication protocol [3] and on modifications
   suggested by Denning and Sacco [4].  The original design and
   implementation of Kerberos Versions 1 through 4 was the work of two
   former Project Athena staff members, Steve Miller of Digital
   Equipment Corporation and Clifford Neuman (now at the Information
   Sciences Institute of the University of Southern California), along
   with Jerome Saltzer, Technical Director of Project Athena, and
   Jeffrey Schiller, MIT Campus Network Manager.  Many other members of
   Project Athena have also contributed to the work on Kerberos.
   Version 4 is publicly available, and has seen wide use across the
   Internet.

   Version 5 (described in this document) has evolved from Version 4
   based on new requirements and desires for features not available in
   Version 4.  Details on the differences between Kerberos Versions 4
   and 5 can be found in [5].

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction .......................................    5
   1.1. Cross-Realm Operation ............................    7
   1.2. Environmental assumptions ........................    8
   1.3. Glossary of terms ................................    9
   2. Ticket flag uses and requests ......................   12
   2.1. Initial and pre-authenticated tickets ............   12
   2.2. Invalid tickets ..................................   12
   2.3. Renewable tickets ................................   12
   2.4. Postdated tickets ................................   13
   2.5. Proxiable and proxy tickets ......................   14
   2.6. Forwardable tickets ..............................   15
   2.7. Other KDC options ................................   15
   3. Message Exchanges ..................................   16
   3.1. The Authentication Service Exchange ..............   16
   3.1.1. Generation of KRB_AS_REQ message ...............   17
   3.1.2. Receipt of KRB_AS_REQ message ..................   17
   3.1.3. Generation of KRB_AS_REP message ...............   17
   3.1.4. Generation of KRB_ERROR message ................   19
   3.1.5. Receipt of KRB_AS_REP message ..................   19
   3.1.6. Receipt of KRB_ERROR message ...................   20
   3.2. The Client/Server Authentication Exchange ........   20
   3.2.1. The KRB_AP_REQ message .........................   20
   3.2.2. Generation of a KRB_AP_REQ message .............   20
   3.2.3. Receipt of KRB_AP_REQ message ..................   21
   3.2.4. Generation of a KRB_AP_REP message .............   23
   3.2.5. Receipt of KRB_AP_REP message ..................   23



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   3.2.6. Using the encryption key .......................   24
   3.3. The Ticket-Granting Service (TGS) Exchange .......   24
   3.3.1. Generation of KRB_TGS_REQ message ..............   25
   3.3.2. Receipt of KRB_TGS_REQ message .................   26
   3.3.3. Generation of KRB_TGS_REP message ..............   27
   3.3.3.1. Encoding the transited field .................   29
   3.3.4. Receipt of KRB_TGS_REP message .................   31
   3.4. The KRB_SAFE Exchange ............................   31
   3.4.1. Generation of a KRB_SAFE message ...............   31
   3.4.2. Receipt of KRB_SAFE message ....................   32
   3.5. The KRB_PRIV Exchange ............................   33
   3.5.1. Generation of a KRB_PRIV message ...............   33
   3.5.2. Receipt of KRB_PRIV message ....................   33
   3.6. The KRB_CRED Exchange ............................   34
   3.6.1. Generation of a KRB_CRED message ...............   34
   3.6.2. Receipt of KRB_CRED message ....................   34
   4. The Kerberos Database ..............................   35
   4.1. Database contents ................................   35
   4.2. Additional fields ................................   36
   4.3. Frequently Changing Fields .......................   37
   4.4. Site Constants ...................................   37
   5. Message Specifications .............................   38
   5.1. ASN.1 Distinguished Encoding Representation ......   38
   5.2. ASN.1 Base Definitions ...........................   38
   5.3. Tickets and Authenticators .......................   42
   5.3.1. Tickets ........................................   42
   5.3.2. Authenticators .................................   47
   5.4. Specifications for the AS and TGS exchanges ......   49
   5.4.1. KRB_KDC_REQ definition .........................   49
   5.4.2. KRB_KDC_REP definition .........................   56
   5.5. Client/Server (CS) message specifications ........   58
   5.5.1. KRB_AP_REQ definition ..........................   58
   5.5.2. KRB_AP_REP definition ..........................   60
   5.5.3. Error message reply ............................   61
   5.6. KRB_SAFE message specification ...................   61
   5.6.1. KRB_SAFE definition ............................   61
   5.7. KRB_PRIV message specification ...................   62
   5.7.1. KRB_PRIV definition ............................   62
   5.8. KRB_CRED message specification ...................   63
   5.8.1. KRB_CRED definition ............................   63
   5.9. Error message specification ......................   65
   5.9.1. KRB_ERROR definition ...........................   66
   6. Encryption and Checksum Specifications .............   67
   6.1. Encryption Specifications ........................   68
   6.2. Encryption Keys ..................................   71
   6.3. Encryption Systems ...............................   71
   6.3.1. The NULL Encryption System (null) ..............   71
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   6.3.3. DES in CBC mode with an MD4 checksum (descbc-md4)  72
   6.3.4. DES in CBC mode with an MD5 checksum (descbc-md5)  72
   6.4. Checksums ........................................   74
   6.4.1. The CRC-32 Checksum (crc32) ....................   74
   6.4.2. The RSA MD4 Checksum (rsa-md4) .................   75
   6.4.3. RSA MD4 Cryptographic Checksum Using DES
   (rsa-md4-des) .........................................   75
   6.4.4. The RSA MD5 Checksum (rsa-md5) .................   76
   6.4.5. RSA MD5 Cryptographic Checksum Using DES
   (rsa-md5-des) .........................................   76
   6.4.6. DES cipher-block chained checksum (des-mac)
   6.4.7. RSA MD4 Cryptographic Checksum Using DES
   alternative (rsa-md4-des-k) ...........................   77
   6.4.8. DES cipher-block chained checksum alternative
   (des-mac-k) ...........................................   77
   7. Naming Constraints .................................   78
   7.1. Realm Names ......................................   77
   7.2. Principal Names ..................................   79
   7.2.1. Name of server principals ......................   80
   8. Constants and other defined values .................   80
   8.1. Host address types ...............................   80
   8.2. KDC messages .....................................   81
   8.2.1. IP transport ...................................   81
   8.2.2. OSI transport ..................................   82
   8.2.3. Name of the TGS ................................   82
   8.3. Protocol constants and associated values .........   82
   9. Interoperability requirements ......................   86
   9.1. Specification 1 ..................................   86
   9.2. Recommended KDC values ...........................   88
   10. Acknowledgments ...................................   88
   11. References ........................................   89
   12. Security Considerations ...........................   90
   13. Authors' Addresses ................................   90
   A. Pseudo-code for protocol processing ................   91
   A.1. KRB_AS_REQ generation ............................   91
   A.2. KRB_AS_REQ verification and KRB_AS_REP generation    92
   A.3. KRB_AS_REP verification ..........................   95
   A.4. KRB_AS_REP and KRB_TGS_REP common checks .........   96
   A.5. KRB_TGS_REQ generation ...........................   97
   A.6. KRB_TGS_REQ verification and KRB_TGS_REP generation  98
   A.7. KRB_TGS_REP verification .........................  104
   A.8. Authenticator generation .........................  104
   A.9. KRB_AP_REQ generation ............................  105
   A.10. KRB_AP_REQ verification .........................  105
   A.11. KRB_AP_REP generation ...........................  106
   A.12. KRB_AP_REP verification .........................  107
   A.13. KRB_SAFE generation .............................  107
   A.14. KRB_SAFE verification ...........................  108



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   A.15. KRB_SAFE and KRB_PRIV common checks .............  108
   A.16. KRB_PRIV generation .............................  109
   A.17. KRB_PRIV verification ...........................  110
   A.18. KRB_CRED generation .............................  110
   A.19. KRB_CRED verification ...........................  111
   A.20. KRB_ERROR generation ............................  112

1.  Introduction

   Kerberos provides a means of verifying the identities of principals,
   (e.g., a workstation user or a network server) on an open
   (unprotected) network.  This is accomplished without relying on
   authentication by the host operating system, without basing trust on
   host addresses, without requiring physical security of all the hosts
   on the network, and under the assumption that packets traveling along
   the network can be read, modified, and inserted at will. (Note,
   however, that many applications use Kerberos' functions only upon the
   initiation of a stream-based network connection, and assume the
   absence of any "hijackers" who might subvert such a connection.  Such
   use implicitly trusts the host addresses involved.)  Kerberos
   performs authentication under these conditions as a trusted third-
   party authentication service by using conventional cryptography,
   i.e., shared secret key.  (shared secret key - Secret and private are
   often used interchangeably in the literature.  In our usage, it takes
   two (or more) to share a secret, thus a shared DES key is a secret
   key.  Something is only private when no one but its owner knows it.
   Thus, in public key cryptosystems, one has a public and a private
   key.)

   The authentication process proceeds as follows: A client sends a
   request to the authentication server (AS) requesting "credentials"
   for a given server.  The AS responds with these credentials,
   encrypted in the client's key.  The credentials consist of 1) a
   "ticket" for the server and 2) a temporary encryption key (often
   called a "session key").  The client transmits the ticket (which
   contains the client's identity and a copy of the session key, all
   encrypted in the server's key) to the server.  The session key (now
   shared by the client and server) is used to authenticate the client,
   and may optionally be used to authenticate the server.  It may also
   be used to encrypt further communication between the two parties or
   to exchange a separate sub-session key to be used to encrypt further
   communication.

   The implementation consists of one or more authentication servers
   running on physically secure hosts.  The authentication servers
   maintain a database of principals (i.e., users and servers) and their
   secret keys. Code libraries provide encryption and implement the
   Kerberos protocol.  In order to add authentication to its



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   transactions, a typical network application adds one or two calls to
   the Kerberos library, which results in the transmission of the
   necessary messages to achieve authentication.

   The Kerberos protocol consists of several sub-protocols (or
   exchanges).  There are two methods by which a client can ask a
   Kerberos server for credentials.  In the first approach, the client
   sends a cleartext request for a ticket for the desired server to the
   AS. The reply is sent encrypted in the client's secret key. Usually
   this request is for a ticket-granting ticket (TGT) which can later be
   used with the ticket-granting server (TGS).  In the second method,
   the client sends a request to the TGS.  The client sends the TGT to
   the TGS in the same manner as if it were contacting any other
   application server which requires Kerberos credentials.  The reply is
   encrypted in the session key from the TGT.

   Once obtained, credentials may be used to verify the identity of the
   principals in a transaction, to ensure the integrity of messages
   exchanged between them, or to preserve privacy of the messages.  The
   application is free to choose whatever protection may be necessary.

   To verify the identities of the principals in a transaction, the
   client transmits the ticket to the server.  Since the ticket is sent
   "in the clear" (parts of it are encrypted, but this encryption
   doesn't thwart replay) and might be intercepted and reused by an
   attacker, additional information is sent to prove that the message
   was originated by the principal to whom the ticket was issued.  This
   information (called the authenticator) is encrypted in the session
   key, and includes a timestamp.  The timestamp proves that the message
   was recently generated and is not a replay.  Encrypting the
   authenticator in the session key proves that it was generated by a
   party possessing the session key.  Since no one except the requesting
   principal and the server know the session key (it is never sent over
   the network in the clear) this guarantees the identity of the client.

   The integrity of the messages exchanged between principals can also
   be guaranteed using the session key (passed in the ticket and
   contained in the credentials).  This approach provides detection of
   both replay attacks and message stream modification attacks.  It is
   accomplished by generating and transmitting a collision-proof
   checksum (elsewhere called a hash or digest function) of the client's
   message, keyed with the session key.  Privacy and integrity of the
   messages exchanged between principals can be secured by encrypting
   the data to be passed using the session key passed in the ticket, and
   contained in the credentials.

   The authentication exchanges mentioned above require read-only access
   to the Kerberos database.  Sometimes, however, the entries in the



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   database must be modified, such as when adding new principals or
   changing a principal's key.  This is done using a protocol between a
   client and a third Kerberos server, the Kerberos Administration
   Server (KADM).  The administration protocol is not described in this
   document. There is also a protocol for maintaining multiple copies of
   the Kerberos database, but this can be considered an implementation
   detail and may vary to support different database technologies.

1.1.  Cross-Realm Operation

   The Kerberos protocol is designed to operate across organizational
   boundaries.  A client in one organization can be authenticated to a
   server in another.  Each organization wishing to run a Kerberos
   server establishes its own "realm".  The name of the realm in which a
   client is registered is part of the client's name, and can be used by
   the end-service to decide whether to honor a request.

   By establishing "inter-realm" keys, the administrators of two realms
   can allow a client authenticated in the local realm to use its
   authentication remotely (Of course, with appropriate permission the
   client could arrange registration of a separately-named principal in
   a remote realm, and engage in normal exchanges with that realm's
   services. However, for even small numbers of clients this becomes
   cumbersome, and more automatic methods as described here are
   necessary).  The exchange of inter-realm keys (a separate key may be
   used for each direction) registers the ticket-granting service of
   each realm as a principal in the other realm.  A client is then able
   to obtain a ticket-granting ticket for the remote realm's ticket-
   granting service from its local realm. When that ticket-granting
   ticket is used, the remote ticket-granting service uses the inter-
   realm key (which usually differs from its own normal TGS key) to
   decrypt the ticket-granting ticket, and is thus certain that it was
   issued by the client's own TGS. Tickets issued by the remote ticket-
   granting service will indicate to the end-service that the client was
   authenticated from another realm.

   A realm is said to communicate with another realm if the two realms
   share an inter-realm key, or if the local realm shares an inter-realm
   key with an intermediate realm that communicates with the remote
   realm.  An authentication path is the sequence of intermediate realms
   that are transited in communicating from one realm to another.

   Realms are typically organized hierarchically. Each realm shares a
   key with its parent and a different key with each child.  If an
   inter-realm key is not directly shared by two realms, the
   hierarchical organization allows an authentication path to be easily
   constructed.  If a hierarchical organization is not used, it may be
   necessary to consult some database in order to construct an



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   authentication path between realms.

   Although realms are typically hierarchical, intermediate realms may
   be bypassed to achieve cross-realm authentication through alternate
   authentication paths (these might be established to make
   communication between two realms more efficient).  It is important
   for the end-service to know which realms were transited when deciding
   how much faith to place in the authentication process. To facilitate
   this decision, a field in each ticket contains the names of the
   realms that were involved in authenticating the client.

1.2.  Environmental assumptions

   Kerberos imposes a few assumptions on the environment in which it can
   properly function:

   +    "Denial of service" attacks are not solved with Kerberos.  There
        are places in these protocols where an intruder intruder can
        prevent an application from participating in the proper
        authentication steps.  Detection and solution of such attacks
        (some of which can appear to be not-uncommon "normal" failure
        modes for the system) is usually best left to the human
        administrators and users.

   +    Principals must keep their secret keys secret.  If an intruder
        somehow steals a principal's key, it will be able to masquerade
        as that principal or impersonate any server to the legitimate
        principal.

   +    "Password guessing" attacks are not solved by Kerberos.  If a
        user chooses a poor password, it is possible for an attacker to
        successfully mount an offline dictionary attack by repeatedly
        attempting to decrypt, with successive entries from a
        dictionary, messages obtained which are encrypted under a key
        derived from the user's password.

   +    Each host on the network must have a clock which is "loosely
        synchronized" to the time of the other hosts; this
        synchronization is used to reduce the bookkeeping needs of
        application servers when they do replay detection.  The degree
        of "looseness" can be configured on a per-server basis.  If the
        clocks are synchronized over the network, the clock
        synchronization protocol must itself be secured from network
        attackers.

   +    Principal identifiers are not recycled on a short-term basis.  A
        typical mode of access control will use access control lists
        (ACLs) to grant permissions to particular principals.  If a



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        stale ACL entry remains for a deleted principal and the
        principal identifier is reused, the new principal will inherit
        rights specified in the stale ACL entry. By not re-using
        principal identifiers, the danger of inadvertent access is
        removed.

1.3.  Glossary of terms

   Below is a list of terms used throughout this document.


   Authentication      Verifying the claimed identity of a
                       principal.


   Authentication header A record containing a Ticket and an
                         Authenticator to be presented to a
                         server as part of the authentication
                         process.


   Authentication path  A sequence of intermediate realms transited
                        in the authentication process when
                        communicating from one realm to another.

   Authenticator       A record containing information that can
                       be shown to have been recently generated
                       using the session key known only by  the
                       client and server.


   Authorization       The process of determining whether a
                       client may use a service, which objects
                       the client is allowed to access, and the
                       type of access allowed for each.


   Capability          A token that grants the bearer permission
                       to access an object or service.  In
                       Kerberos, this might be a ticket whose
                       use is restricted by the contents of the
                       authorization data field, but which
                       lists no network addresses, together
                       with the session key necessary to use
                       the ticket.






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   Ciphertext          The output of an encryption function.
                       Encryption transforms plaintext into
                       ciphertext.


   Client              A process that makes use of a network
                       service on behalf of a user.  Note that
                       in some cases a Server may itself be a
                       client of some other server (e.g., a
                       print server may be a client of a file
                       server).


   Credentials         A ticket plus the secret session key
                       necessary to successfully use that
                       ticket in an authentication exchange.


   KDC                 Key Distribution Center, a network service
                       that supplies tickets and temporary
                       session keys; or an instance of that
                       service or the host on which it runs.
                       The KDC services both initial ticket and
                       ticket-granting ticket requests.  The
                       initial ticket portion is sometimes
                       referred to as the Authentication Server
                       (or service).  The ticket-granting
                       ticket portion is sometimes referred to
                       as the ticket-granting server (or service).

   Kerberos            Aside from the 3-headed dog guarding
                       Hades, the name given to Project
                       Athena's authentication service, the
                       protocol used by that service, or the
                       code used to implement the authentication
                       service.


   Plaintext           The input to an encryption function  or
                       the output of a decryption function.
                       Decryption transforms ciphertext into
                       plaintext.


   Principal           A uniquely named client or server
                       instance that participates in a network
                       communication.




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   Principal identifier The name used to uniquely identify each
                        different principal.


   Seal                To encipher a record containing several
                       fields in such a way that the fields
                       cannot be individually replaced without
                       either knowledge of the encryption key
                       or leaving evidence of tampering.


   Secret key          An encryption key shared by a principal
                       and the KDC, distributed outside the
                       bounds of the system, with a long lifetime.
                       In the case of a human user's
                       principal, the secret key is derived
                       from a password.


   Server              A particular Principal which provides a
                       resource to network clients.


   Service             A resource provided to network clients;
                       often provided by more than one server
                       (for example, remote file service).


   Session key         A temporary encryption key used between
                       two principals, with a lifetime limited
                       to the duration of a single login "session".


   Sub-session key     A temporary encryption key used between
                       two principals, selected and exchanged
                       by the principals using the session key,
                       and with a lifetime limited to the duration
                       of a single association.


   Ticket              A record that helps a client authenticate
                       itself to a server; it contains the
                       client's identity, a session key, a
                       timestamp, and other information, all
                       sealed using the server's secret key.
                       It only serves to authenticate a client
                       when presented along with a fresh
                       Authenticator.



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2.  Ticket flag uses and requests

   Each Kerberos ticket contains a set of flags which are used to
   indicate various attributes of that ticket.  Most flags may be
   requested by a client when the ticket is obtained; some are
   automatically turned on and off by a Kerberos server as required.
   The following sections explain what the various flags mean, and gives
   examples of reasons to use such a flag.

2.1.  Initial and pre-authenticated tickets

   The INITIAL flag indicates that a ticket was issued using the AS
   protocol and not issued based on a ticket-granting ticket.
   Application servers that want to require the knowledge of a client's
   secret key (e.g., a passwordchanging program) can insist that this
   flag be set in any tickets they accept, and thus be assured that the
   client's key was recently presented to the application client.

   The PRE-AUTHENT and HW-AUTHENT flags provide addition information
   about the initial authentication, regardless of whether the current
   ticket was issued directly (in which case INITIAL will also be set)
   or issued on the basis of a ticket-granting ticket (in which case the
   INITIAL flag is clear, but the PRE-AUTHENT and HW-AUTHENT flags are
   carried forward from the ticket-granting ticket).

2.2.  Invalid tickets

   The INVALID flag indicates that a ticket is invalid.  Application
   servers must reject tickets which have this flag set.  A postdated
   ticket will usually be issued in this form. Invalid tickets must be
   validated by the KDC before use, by presenting them to the KDC in a
   TGS request with the VALIDATE option specified.  The KDC will only
   validate tickets after their starttime has passed.  The validation is
   required so that postdated tickets which have been stolen before
   their starttime can be rendered permanently invalid (through a hot-
   list mechanism).

2.3.  Renewable tickets

   Applications may desire to hold tickets which can be valid for long
   periods of time.  However, this can expose their credentials to
   potential theft for equally long periods, and those stolen
   credentials would be valid until the expiration time of the
   ticket(s).  Simply using shortlived tickets and obtaining new ones
   periodically would require the client to have long-term access to its
   secret key, an even greater risk.  Renewable tickets can be used to
   mitigate the consequences of theft.  Renewable tickets have two
   "expiration times": the first is when the current instance of the



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   ticket expires, and the second is the latest permissible value for an
   individual expiration time.  An application client must periodically
   (i.e., before it expires) present a renewable ticket to the KDC, with
   the RENEW option set in the KDC request.  The KDC will issue a new
   ticket with a new session key and a later expiration time.  All other
   fields of the ticket are left unmodified by the renewal process.
   When the latest permissible expiration time arrives, the ticket
   expires permanently.  At each renewal, the KDC may consult a hot-list
   to determine if the ticket had been reported stolen since its last
   renewal; it will refuse to renew such stolen tickets, and thus the
   usable lifetime of stolen tickets is reduced.

   The RENEWABLE flag in a ticket is normally only interpreted by the
   ticket-granting service (discussed below in section 3.3).  It can
   usually be ignored by application servers.  However, some
   particularly careful application servers may wish to disallow
   renewable tickets.

   If a renewable ticket is not renewed by its  expiration time, the KDC
   will not renew the ticket.  The RENEWABLE flag is reset by default,
   but a client may request it be  set  by setting  the RENEWABLE option
   in the KRB_AS_REQ message.  If it is set, then the renew-till field
   in the ticket  contains the time after which the ticket may not be
   renewed.

2.4.  Postdated tickets

   Applications may occasionally need to obtain tickets for use much
   later, e.g., a batch submission system would need tickets to be valid
   at the time the batch job is serviced.  However, it is dangerous to
   hold valid tickets in a batch queue, since they will be on-line
   longer and more prone to theft.  Postdated tickets provide a way to
   obtain these tickets from the KDC at job submission time, but to
   leave them "dormant" until they are activated and validated by a
   further request of the KDC.  If a ticket theft were reported in the
   interim, the KDC would refuse to validate the ticket, and the thief
   would be foiled.

   The MAY-POSTDATE flag in a ticket is normally only interpreted by the
   ticket-granting service.  It can be ignored by application servers.
   This flag must be set in a ticket-granting ticket in order to issue a
   postdated ticket based on the presented ticket. It is reset by
   default; it may be requested by a client by setting the ALLOW-
   POSTDATE option in the KRB_AS_REQ message.  This flag does not allow
   a client to obtain a postdated ticket-granting ticket; postdated
   ticket-granting tickets can only by obtained by requesting the
   postdating in the KRB_AS_REQ message.  The life (endtime-starttime)
   of a postdated ticket will be the remaining life of the ticket-



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   granting ticket at the time of the request, unless the RENEWABLE
   option is also set, in which case it can be the full life (endtime-
   starttime) of the ticket-granting ticket.  The KDC may limit how far
   in the future a ticket may be postdated.

   The POSTDATED flag indicates that a ticket has been postdated.  The
   application server can check the authtime field in the ticket to see
   when the original authentication occurred.  Some services may choose
   to reject postdated tickets, or they may only accept them within a
   certain period after the original authentication. When the KDC issues
   a POSTDATED ticket, it will also be marked as INVALID, so that the
   application client must present the ticket to the KDC to be validated
   before use.

2.5.  Proxiable and proxy tickets

   At times it may be necessary for a principal to allow a service  to
   perform an operation on its behalf.  The service must be able to take
   on the identity of the client, but only for  a particular purpose.  A
   principal can allow a service to take on the principal's identity for
   a particular purpose by granting it a proxy.

   The PROXIABLE flag in a ticket is normally only interpreted by the
   ticket-granting service. It can be ignored by application servers.
   When set, this flag tells the ticket-granting server that it is OK to
   issue a new ticket (but not a ticket-granting ticket) with a
   different network address based on this ticket.  This flag is set by
   default.

   This flag allows a client to pass a proxy to a server to perform a
   remote request on its behalf, e.g., a print service client can give
   the print server a proxy to access the client's files on a particular
   file server in order to satisfy a print request.

   In order to complicate the use of stolen credentials, Kerberos
   tickets are usually valid from only those network addresses
   specifically included in the ticket (It is permissible to request or
   issue tickets with no network addresses specified, but we do not
   recommend it).  For this reason, a client wishing to grant a proxy
   must request a new ticket valid for the network address of the
   service to be granted the proxy.

   The PROXY flag is set in a ticket by the  TGS  when  it issues a
   proxy ticket.  Application servers may check this flag and require
   additional authentication  from  the  agent presenting the proxy in
   order to provide an audit trail.





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2.6.  Forwardable tickets

   Authentication forwarding is an instance of the proxy case where the
   service is granted complete use of the client's identity.  An example
   where it might be used is when a user logs in to a remote system and
   wants authentication to work from that system as if the login were
   local.

   The FORWARDABLE flag in a ticket is normally only interpreted by the
   ticket-granting service.  It can be ignored by application servers.
   The FORWARDABLE flag has an interpretation similar to that of the
   PROXIABLE flag, except ticket-granting tickets may also be issued
   with different network addresses.  This flag is reset by default, but
   users may request that it be set by setting the FORWARDABLE option in
   the AS request when they request their initial ticket-granting
   ticket.

   This flag allows for authentication forwarding without requiring the
   user to enter a password again.  If the flag is not set, then
   authentication forwarding is not permitted, but the same end result
   can still be achieved if the user engages in the AS exchange with the
   requested network addresses and supplies a password.

   The FORWARDED flag is set by the TGS when a client presents a ticket
   with the FORWARDABLE flag set and requests it be set by specifying
   the FORWARDED KDC option and supplying a set of addresses for the new
   ticket.  It is also set in all tickets issued based on tickets with
   the FORWARDED flag set.  Application servers may wish to process
   FORWARDED tickets differently than non-FORWARDED tickets.

2.7.  Other KDC options

   There are two additional options which may be set in a client's
   request of the KDC.  The RENEWABLE-OK option indicates that the
   client will accept a renewable ticket if a ticket with the requested
   life cannot otherwise be provided.  If a ticket with the requested
   life cannot be provided, then the KDC may issue a renewable ticket
   with a renew-till equal to the the requested endtime.  The value of
   the renew-till field may still be adjusted by site-determined limits
   or limits imposed by the individual principal or server.

   The ENC-TKT-IN-SKEY option is honored only by the ticket-granting
   service.  It indicates that the to-be-issued ticket for the end
   server is to be encrypted in the session key from the additional
   ticket-granting ticket provided with the request.  See section 3.3.3
   for specific details.





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3.  Message Exchanges

   The following sections describe the interactions between network
   clients and servers and the messages involved in those exchanges.

3.1.  The Authentication Service Exchange

                             Summary

         Message direction       Message type    Section
         1. Client to Kerberos   KRB_AS_REQ      5.4.1
         2. Kerberos to client   KRB_AS_REP or   5.4.2
                                 KRB_ERROR       5.9.1

   The Authentication Service (AS) Exchange between the client and the
   Kerberos Authentication Server is usually initiated by a client when
   it wishes to obtain authentication credentials for a given server but
   currently holds no credentials.  The client's secret key is used for
   encryption and decryption.  This exchange is typically used at the
   initiation of a login session, to obtain credentials for a Ticket-
   Granting Server, which will subsequently be used to obtain
   credentials for other servers (see section 3.3) without requiring
   further use of the client's secret key.  This exchange is also used
   to request credentials for services which must not be mediated
   through the Ticket-Granting Service, but rather require a principal's
   secret key, such as the password-changing service.  (The password-
   changing request must not be honored unless the requester can provide
   the old password (the user's current secret key).  Otherwise, it
   would be possible for someone to walk up to an unattended session and
   change another user's password.)  This exchange does not by itself
   provide any assurance of the the identity of the user.  (To
   authenticate a user logging on to a local system, the credentials
   obtained in the AS exchange may first be used in a TGS exchange to
   obtain credentials for a local server.  Those credentials must then
   be verified by the local server through successful completion of the
   Client/Server exchange.)

   The exchange consists of two messages: KRB_AS_REQ from the client to
   Kerberos, and KRB_AS_REP or KRB_ERROR in reply. The formats for these
   messages are described in sections 5.4.1, 5.4.2, and 5.9.1.

   In the request, the client sends (in cleartext) its own identity and
   the identity of the server for which it is requesting credentials.
   The response, KRB_AS_REP, contains a ticket for the client to present
   to the server, and a session key that will be shared by the client
   and the server.  The session key and additional information are
   encrypted in the client's secret key.  The KRB_AS_REP message
   contains information which can be used to detect replays, and to



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   associate it with the message to which it replies.  Various errors
   can occur; these are indicated by an error response (KRB_ERROR)
   instead of the KRB_AS_REP response.  The error message is not
   encrypted.  The KRB_ERROR message also contains information which can
   be used to associate it with the message to which it replies.  The
   lack of encryption in the KRB_ERROR message precludes the ability to
   detect replays or fabrications of such messages.

   In the normal case the authentication server does not know whether
   the client is actually the principal named in the request.  It simply
   sends a reply without knowing or caring whether they are the same.
   This is acceptable because nobody but the principal whose identity
   was given in the request will be able to use the reply. Its critical
   information is encrypted in that principal's key.  The initial
   request supports an optional field that can be used to pass
   additional information that might be needed for the initial exchange.
   This field may be used for preauthentication if desired, but the
   mechanism is not currently specified.

3.1.1. Generation of KRB_AS_REQ message

   The client may specify a number of options in the initial request.
   Among these options are whether preauthentication is to be performed;
   whether the requested ticket is to be renewable, proxiable, or
   forwardable; whether it should be postdated or allow postdating of
   derivative tickets; and whether a renewable ticket will be accepted
   in lieu of a non-renewable ticket if the requested ticket expiration
   date cannot be satisfied by a nonrenewable ticket (due to
   configuration constraints; see section 4).  See section A.1 for
   pseudocode.

   The client prepares the KRB_AS_REQ message and sends it to the KDC.

3.1.2. Receipt of KRB_AS_REQ message

   If all goes well, processing the KRB_AS_REQ message will result in
   the creation of a ticket for the client to present to the server.
   The format for the ticket is described in section 5.3.1.  The
   contents of the ticket are determined as follows.

3.1.3. Generation of KRB_AS_REP message

   The authentication server looks up the client and server principals
   named in the KRB_AS_REQ in its database, extracting their respective
   keys.  If required, the server pre-authenticates the request, and if
   the pre-authentication check fails, an error message with the code
   KDC_ERR_PREAUTH_FAILED is returned. If the server cannot accommodate
   the requested encryption type, an error message with code



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   KDC_ERR_ETYPE_NOSUPP is returned. Otherwise it generates a "random"
   session key ("Random" means that, among other things, it should be
   impossible to guess the next session key based on knowledge of past
   session keys.  This can only be achieved in a pseudo-random number
   generator if it is based on cryptographic principles.  It would be
   more desirable to use a truly random number generator, such as one
   based on measurements of random physical phenomena.).

   If the requested start time is absent or indicates a time in the
   past, then the start time of the ticket is set to the authentication
   server's current time. If it indicates a time in the future, but the
   POSTDATED option has not been specified, then the error
   KDC_ERR_CANNOT_POSTDATE is returned.  Otherwise the requested start
   time is checked against the policy of the local realm (the
   administrator might decide to prohibit certain types or ranges of
   postdated tickets), and if acceptable, the ticket's start time is set
   as requested and the INVALID flag is set in the new ticket. The
   postdated ticket must be validated before use by presenting it to the
   KDC after the start time has been reached.

   The expiration time of the ticket will be set to the minimum of the
   following:

   +The expiration time (endtime) requested in the KRB_AS_REQ
    message.

   +The ticket's start time plus the maximum allowable lifetime
    associated with the client principal (the authentication
    server's database includes a maximum ticket lifetime field
    in each principal's record; see section 4).

   +The ticket's start time plus the maximum allowable lifetime
    associated with the server principal.

   +The ticket's start time plus the maximum lifetime set by
    the policy of the local realm.

   If the requested expiration time minus the start time (as determined
   above) is less than a site-determined minimum lifetime, an error
   message with code KDC_ERR_NEVER_VALID is returned.  If the requested
   expiration time for the ticket exceeds what was determined as above,
   and if the "RENEWABLE-OK" option was requested, then the "RENEWABLE"
   flag is set in the new ticket, and the renew-till value is set as if
   the "RENEWABLE" option were requested (the field and option names are
   described fully in section 5.4.1).  If the RENEWABLE option has been
   requested or if the RENEWABLE-OK option has been set and a renewable
   ticket is to be issued, then the renew-till field is set to the
   minimum of:



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   +Its requested value.

   +The start time of the ticket plus the minimum of the two
    maximum renewable lifetimes associated with the principals'
    database entries.

   +The start time of the ticket plus the maximum renewable
    lifetime set by the policy of the local realm.

   The flags field of the new ticket will have the following options set
   if they have been requested and if the policy of the local realm
   allows: FORWARDABLE, MAY-POSTDATE, POSTDATED, PROXIABLE, RENEWABLE.
   If the new ticket is postdated (the start time is in the future), its
   INVALID flag will also be set.

   If all of the above succeed, the server formats a KRB_AS_REP message
   (see section 5.4.2), copying the addresses in the request into the
   caddr of the response, placing any required pre-authentication data
   into the padata of the response, and encrypts the ciphertext part in
   the client's key using the requested encryption method, and sends it
   to the client.  See section A.2 for pseudocode.

3.1.4. Generation of KRB_ERROR message

   Several errors can occur, and the Authentication Server responds by
   returning an error message, KRB_ERROR, to the client, with the
   error-code and e-text fields set to appropriate values.  The error
   message contents and details are described in Section 5.9.1.

3.1.5. Receipt of KRB_AS_REP message

   If the reply message type is KRB_AS_REP, then the client verifies
   that the cname and crealm fields in the cleartext portion of the
   reply match what it requested.  If any padata fields are present,
   they may be used to derive the proper secret key to decrypt the
   message.  The client decrypts the encrypted part of the response
   using its secret key, verifies that the nonce in the encrypted part
   matches the nonce it supplied in its request (to detect replays).  It
   also verifies that the sname and srealm in the response match those
   in the request, and that the host address field is also correct.  It
   then stores the ticket, session key, start and expiration times, and
   other information for later use.  The key-expiration field from the
   encrypted part of the response may be checked to notify the user of
   impending key expiration (the client program could then suggest
   remedial action, such as a password change).  See section A.3 for
   pseudocode.

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   verify the identity of the user; the user and an attacker could
   cooperate to generate a KRB_AS_REP format message which decrypts
   properly but is not from the proper KDC.  If the host wishes to
   verify the identity of the user, it must require the user to present
   application credentials which can be verified using a securely-stored
   secret key.  If those credentials can be verified, then the identity
   of the user can be assured.

3.1.6. Receipt of KRB_ERROR message

   If the reply message type is KRB_ERROR, then the client interprets it
   as an error and performs whatever application-specific tasks are
   necessary to recover.

3.2.  The Client/Server Authentication Exchange

                        Summary

   Message direction                         Message type    Section
   Client to Application server              KRB_AP_REQ      5.5.1
   [optional] Application server to client   KRB_AP_REP or   5.5.2
                                             KRB_ERROR       5.9.1

   The client/server authentication (CS) exchange is used by network
   applications to authenticate the client to the server and vice versa.
   The client must have already acquired credentials for the server
   using the AS or TGS exchange.

3.2.1. The KRB_AP_REQ message

   The KRB_AP_REQ contains authentication information which should be
   part of the first message in an authenticated transaction.  It
   contains a ticket, an authenticator, and some additional bookkeeping
   information (see section 5.5.1 for the exact format).  The ticket by
   itself is insufficient to authenticate a client, since tickets are
   passed across the network in cleartext(Tickets contain both an
   encrypted and unencrypted portion, so cleartext here refers to the
   entire unit, which can be copied from one message and replayed in
   another without any cryptographic skill.), so the authenticator is
   used to prevent invalid replay of tickets by proving to the server
   that the client knows the session key of the ticket and thus is
   entitled to use it.  The KRB_AP_REQ message is referred to elsewhere
   as the "authentication header."

3.2.2. Generation of a KRB_AP_REQ message

   When a client wishes to initiate authentication to a server, it
   obtains (either through a credentials cache, the AS exchange, or the



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   TGS exchange) a ticket and session key for the desired service.  The
   client may re-use any tickets it holds until they expire.  The client
   then constructs a new Authenticator from the the system time, its
   name, and optionally an application specific checksum, an initial
   sequence number to be used in KRB_SAFE or KRB_PRIV messages, and/or a
   session subkey to be used in negotiations for a session key unique to
   this particular session.  Authenticators may not be re-used and will
   be rejected if replayed to a server (Note that this can make
   applications based on unreliable transports difficult to code
   correctly, if the transport might deliver duplicated messages.  In
   such cases, a new authenticator must be generated for each retry.).
   If a sequence number is to be included, it should be randomly chosen
   so that even after many messages have been exchanged it is not likely
   to collide with other sequence numbers in use.

   The client may indicate a requirement of mutual authentication or the
   use of a session-key based ticket by setting the appropriate flag(s)
   in the ap-options field of the message.

   The Authenticator is encrypted in the session key and combined with
   the ticket to form the KRB_AP_REQ message which is then sent to the
   end server along with any additional application-specific
   information.  See section A.9 for pseudocode.

3.2.3. Receipt of KRB_AP_REQ message

   Authentication is based on the server's current time of day (clocks
   must be loosely synchronized), the authenticator, and the ticket.
   Several errors are possible.  If an error occurs, the server is
   expected to reply to the client with a KRB_ERROR message.  This
   message may be encapsulated in the application protocol if its "raw"
   form is not acceptable to the protocol. The format of error messages
   is described in section 5.9.1.

   The algorithm for verifying authentication information is as follows.
   If the message type is not KRB_AP_REQ, the server returns the
   KRB_AP_ERR_MSG_TYPE error. If the key version indicated by the Ticket
   in the KRB_AP_REQ is not one the server can use (e.g., it indicates
   an old key, and the server no longer possesses a copy of the old
   key), the KRB_AP_ERR_BADKEYVER error is returned.  If the USE-
   SESSION-KEY flag is set in the ap-options field, it indicates to the
   server that the ticket is encrypted in the session key from the
   server's ticket-granting ticket rather than its secret key (This is
   used for user-to-user authentication as described in [6]).  Since it
   is possible for the server to be registered in multiple realms, with
   different keys in each, the srealm field in the unencrypted portion
   of the ticket in the KRB_AP_REQ is used to specify which secret key
   the server should use to decrypt that ticket.  The KRB_AP_ERR_NOKEY



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   error code is returned if the server doesn't have the proper key to
   decipher the ticket.

   The ticket is decrypted using the version of the server's key
   specified by the ticket.  If the decryption routines detect a
   modification of the ticket (each encryption system must provide
   safeguards to detect modified ciphertext; see section 6), the
   KRB_AP_ERR_BAD_INTEGRITY error is returned (chances are good that
   different keys were used to encrypt and decrypt).

   The authenticator is decrypted using the session key extracted from
   the decrypted ticket.  If decryption shows it to have been modified,
   the KRB_AP_ERR_BAD_INTEGRITY error is returned.  The name and realm
   of the client from the ticket are compared against the same fields in
   the authenticator.  If they don't match, the KRB_AP_ERR_BADMATCH
   error is returned (they might not match, for example, if the wrong
   session key was used to encrypt the authenticator).  The addresses in
   the ticket (if any) are then searched for an address matching the
   operating-system reported address of the client.  If no match is
   found or the server insists on ticket addresses but none are present
   in the ticket, the KRB_AP_ERR_BADADDR error is returned.

   If the local (server) time and the client time in the authenticator
   differ by more than the allowable clock skew (e.g., 5 minutes), the
   KRB_AP_ERR_SKEW error is returned.  If the server name, along with
   the client name, time and microsecond fields from the Authenticator
   match any recently-seen such tuples, the KRB_AP_ERR_REPEAT error is
   returned (Note that the rejection here is restricted to
   authenticators from the same principal to the same server.  Other
   client principals communicating with the same server principal should
   not be have their authenticators rejected if the time and microsecond
   fields happen to match some other client's authenticator.).  The
   server must remember any authenticator presented within the allowable
   clock skew, so that a replay attempt is guaranteed to fail. If a
   server loses track of any authenticator presented within the
   allowable clock skew, it must reject all requests until the clock
   skew interval has passed.  This assures that any lost or re-played
   authenticators will fall outside the allowable clock skew and can no
   longer be successfully replayed (If this is not done, an attacker
   could conceivably record the ticket and authenticator sent over the
   network to a server, then disable the client's host, pose as the
   disabled host, and replay the ticket and authenticator to subvert the
   authentication.).  If a sequence number is provided in the
   authenticator, the server saves it for later use in processing
   KRB_SAFE and/or KRB_PRIV messages.  If a subkey is present, the
   server either saves it for later use or uses it to help generate its
   own choice for a subkey to be returned in a KRB_AP_REP message.




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   The server computes the age of the ticket: local (server) time minus
   the start time inside the Ticket.  If the start time is later than
   the current time by more than the allowable clock skew or if the
   INVALID flag is set in the ticket, the KRB_AP_ERR_TKT_NYV error is
   returned.  Otherwise, if the current time is later than end time by
   more than the allowable clock skew, the KRB_AP_ERR_TKT_EXPIRED error
   is returned.

   If all these checks succeed without an error, the server is assured
   that the client possesses the credentials of the principal named in
   the ticket and thus, the client has been authenticated to the server.
   See section A.10 for pseudocode.

3.2.4. Generation of a KRB_AP_REP message

   Typically, a client's request will include both the authentication
   information and its initial request in the same message, and the
   server need not explicitly reply to the KRB_AP_REQ.  However, if
   mutual authentication (not only authenticating the client to the
   server, but also the server to the client) is being performed, the
   KRB_AP_REQ message will have MUTUAL-REQUIRED set in its ap-options
   field, and a KRB_AP_REP message is required in response.  As with the
   error message, this message may be encapsulated in the application
   protocol if its "raw" form is not acceptable to the application's
   protocol.  The timestamp and microsecond field used in the reply must
   be the client's timestamp and microsecond field (as provided in the
   authenticator). [Note: In the Kerberos version 4 protocol, the
   timestamp in the reply was the client's timestamp plus one.  This is
   not necessary in version 5 because version 5 messages are formatted
   in such a way that it is not possible to create the reply by
   judicious message surgery (even in encrypted form) without knowledge
   of the appropriate encryption keys.]  If a sequence number is to be
   included, it should be randomly chosen as described above for the
   authenticator.  A subkey may be included if the server desires to
   negotiate a different subkey.  The KRB_AP_REP message is encrypted in
   the session key extracted from the ticket.  See section A.11 for
   pseudocode.

3.2.5. Receipt of KRB_AP_REP message

   If a KRB_AP_REP message is returned, the client uses the session key
   from the credentials obtained for the server (Note that for
   encrypting the KRB_AP_REP message, the sub-session key is not used,
   even if present in the Authenticator.) to decrypt the message, and
   verifies that the timestamp and microsecond fields match those in the
   Authenticator it sent to the server.  If they match, then the client
   is assured that the server is genuine. The sequence number and subkey
   (if present) are retained for later use.  See section A.12 for



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   pseudocode.

3.2.6. Using the encryption key

   After the KRB_AP_REQ/KRB_AP_REP exchange has occurred, the client and
   server share an encryption key which can be used by the application.
   The "true session key" to be used for KRB_PRIV, KRB_SAFE, or other
   application-specific uses may be chosen by the application based on
   the subkeys in the KRB_AP_REP message and the authenticator
   (Implementations of the protocol may wish to provide routines to
   choose subkeys based on session keys and random numbers and to
   orchestrate a negotiated key to be returned in the KRB_AP_REP
   message.).  In some cases, the use of this session key will be
   implicit in the protocol; in others the method of use must be chosen
   from a several alternatives.  We leave the protocol negotiations of
   how to use the key (e.g., selecting an encryption or checksum type)
   to the application programmer; the Kerberos protocol does not
   constrain the implementation options.

   With both the one-way and mutual authentication exchanges, the peers
   should take care not to send sensitive information to each other
   without proper assurances.  In particular, applications that require
   privacy or integrity should use the KRB_AP_REP or KRB_ERROR responses
   from the server to client to assure both client and server of their
   peer's identity.  If an application protocol requires privacy of its
   messages, it can use the KRB_PRIV message (section 3.5). The KRB_SAFE
   message (section 3.4) can be used to assure integrity.

3.3.  The Ticket-Granting Service (TGS) Exchange

                             Summary

         Message direction       Message type     Section
         1. Client to Kerberos   KRB_TGS_REQ      5.4.1
         2. Kerberos to client   KRB_TGS_REP or   5.4.2
                                 KRB_ERROR        5.9.1

   The TGS exchange between a client and the Kerberos Ticket-Granting
   Server is initiated by a client when it wishes to obtain
   authentication credentials for a given server (which might be
   registered in a remote realm), when it wishes to renew or validate an
   existing ticket, or when it wishes to obtain a proxy ticket.  In the
   first case, the client must already have acquired a ticket for the
   Ticket-Granting Service using the AS exchange (the ticket-granting
   ticket is usually obtained when a client initially authenticates to
   the system, such as when a user logs in).  The message format for the
   TGS exchange is almost identical to that for the AS exchange.  The
   primary difference is that encryption and decryption in the TGS



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   exchange does not take place under the client's key.  Instead, the
   session key from the ticket-granting ticket or renewable ticket, or
   sub-session key from an Authenticator is used.  As is the case for
   all application servers, expired tickets are not accepted by the TGS,
   so once a renewable or ticket-granting ticket expires, the client
   must use a separate exchange to obtain valid tickets.

   The TGS exchange consists of two messages: A request (KRB_TGS_REQ)
   from the client to the Kerberos Ticket-Granting Server, and a reply
   (KRB_TGS_REP or KRB_ERROR).  The KRB_TGS_REQ message includes
   information authenticating the client plus a request for credentials.
   The authentication information consists of the authentication header
   (KRB_AP_REQ) which includes the client's previously obtained ticket-
   granting, renewable, or invalid ticket.  In the ticket-granting
   ticket and proxy cases, the request may include one or more of: a
   list of network addresses, a collection of typed authorization data
   to be sealed in the ticket for authorization use by the application
   server, or additional tickets (the use of which are described later).
   The TGS reply (KRB_TGS_REP) contains the requested credentials,
   encrypted in the session key from the ticket-granting ticket or
   renewable ticket, or if present, in the subsession key from the
   Authenticator (part of the authentication header). The KRB_ERROR
   message contains an error code and text explaining what went wrong.
   The KRB_ERROR message is not encrypted.  The KRB_TGS_REP message
   contains information which can be used to detect replays, and to
   associate it with the message to which it replies.  The KRB_ERROR
   message also contains information which can be used to associate it
   with the message to which it replies, but the lack of encryption in
   the KRB_ERROR message precludes the ability to detect replays or
   fabrications of such messages.

3.3.1. Generation of KRB_TGS_REQ message

   Before sending a request to the ticket-granting service, the client
   must determine in which realm the application server is registered
   [Note: This can be accomplished in several ways.  It might be known
   beforehand (since the realm is part of the principal identifier), or
   it might be stored in a nameserver.  Presently, however, this
   information is obtained from a configuration file.  If the realm to
   be used is obtained from a nameserver, there is a danger of being
   spoofed if the nameservice providing the realm name is not
   authenticated.  This might result in the use of a realm which has
   been compromised, and would result in an attacker's ability to
   compromise the authentication of the application server to the
   client.].  If the client does not already possess a ticket-granting
   ticket for the appropriate realm, then one must be obtained.  This is
   first attempted by requesting a ticket-granting ticket for the
   destination realm from the local Kerberos server (using the



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   KRB_TGS_REQ message recursively).  The Kerberos server may return a
   TGT for the desired realm in which case one can proceed.
   Alternatively, the Kerberos server may return a TGT for a realm which
   is "closer" to the desired realm (further along the standard
   hierarchical path), in which case this step must be repeated with a
   Kerberos server in the realm specified in the returned TGT.  If
   neither are returned, then the request must be retried with a
   Kerberos server for a realm higher in the hierarchy.  This request
   will itself require a ticket-granting ticket for the higher realm
   which must be obtained by recursively applying these directions.

   Once the client obtains a ticket-granting ticket for the appropriate
   realm, it determines which Kerberos servers serve that realm, and
   contacts one. The list might be obtained through a configuration file
   or network service; as long as the secret keys exchanged by realms
   are kept secret, only denial of service results from a false Kerberos
   server.

   As in the AS exchange, the client may specify a number of options in
   the KRB_TGS_REQ message.  The client prepares the KRB_TGS_REQ
   message, providing an authentication header as an element of the
   padata field, and including the same fields as used in the KRB_AS_REQ
   message along with several optional fields: the enc-authorization-
   data field for application server use and additional tickets required
   by some options.

   In preparing the authentication header, the client can select a sub-
   session key under which the response from the Kerberos server will be
   encrypted (If the client selects a sub-session key, care must be
   taken to ensure the randomness of the selected subsession key.  One
   approach would be to generate a random number and XOR it with the
   session key from the ticket-granting ticket.). If the sub-session key
   is not specified, the session key from the ticket-granting ticket
   will be used.  If the enc-authorization-data is present, it must be
   encrypted in the sub-session key, if present, from the authenticator
   portion of the authentication header, or if not present in the
   session key from the ticket-granting ticket.

   Once prepared, the message is sent to a Kerberos server for the
   destination realm.  See section A.5 for pseudocode.

3.3.2. Receipt of KRB_TGS_REQ message

   The KRB_TGS_REQ message is processed in a manner similar to the
   KRB_AS_REQ message, but there are many additional checks to be
   performed.  First, the Kerberos server must determine which server
   the accompanying ticket is for and it must select the appropriate key
   to decrypt it. For a normal KRB_TGS_REQ message, it will be for the



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   ticket granting service, and the TGS's key will be used.  If the TGT
   was issued by another realm, then the appropriate inter-realm key
   must be used.  If the accompanying ticket is not a ticket granting
   ticket for the current realm, but is for an application server in the
   current realm, the RENEW, VALIDATE, or PROXY options are specified in
   the request, and the server for which a ticket is requested is the
   server named in the accompanying ticket, then the KDC will decrypt
   the ticket in the authentication header using the key of the server
   for which it was issued.  If no ticket can be found in the padata
   field, the KDC_ERR_PADATA_TYPE_NOSUPP error is returned.

   Once the accompanying ticket has been decrypted, the user-supplied
   checksum in the Authenticator must be verified against the contents
   of the request, and the message rejected if the checksums do not
   match (with an error code of KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED) or if the checksum
   is not keyed or not collision-proof (with an error code of
   KRB_AP_ERR_INAPP_CKSUM).  If the checksum type is not supported, the
   KDC_ERR_SUMTYPE_NOSUPP error is returned.  If the authorization-data
   are present, they are decrypted using the sub-session key from the
   Authenticator.

   If any of the decryptions indicate failed integrity checks, the
   KRB_AP_ERR_BAD_INTEGRITY error is returned.

3.3.3. Generation of KRB_TGS_REP message

   The KRB_TGS_REP message shares its format with the KRB_AS_REP
   (KRB_KDC_REP), but with its type field set to KRB_TGS_REP.  The
   detailed specification is in section 5.4.2.

   The response will include a ticket for the requested server.  The
   Kerberos database is queried to retrieve the record for the requested
   server (including the key with which the ticket will be encrypted).
   If the request is for a ticket granting ticket for a remote realm,
   and if no key is shared with the requested realm, then the Kerberos
   server will select the realm "closest" to the requested realm with
   which it does share a key, and use that realm instead. This is the
   only case where the response from the KDC will be for a different
   server than that requested by the client.

   By default, the address field, the client's name and realm, the list
   of transited realms, the time of initial authentication, the
   expiration time, and the authorization data of the newly-issued
   ticket will be copied from the ticket-granting ticket (TGT) or
   renewable ticket.  If the transited field needs to be updated, but
   the transited type is not supported, the KDC_ERR_TRTYPE_NOSUPP error
   is returned.




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   If the request specifies an endtime, then the endtime of the new
   ticket is set to the minimum of (a) that request, (b) the endtime
   from the TGT, and (c) the starttime of the TGT plus the minimum of
   the maximum life for the application server and the maximum life for
   the local realm (the maximum life for the requesting principal was
   already applied when the TGT was issued).  If the new ticket is to be
   a renewal, then the endtime above is replaced by the minimum of (a)
   the value of the renew_till field of the ticket and (b) the starttime
   for the new ticket plus the life (endtimestarttime) of the old
   ticket.

   If the FORWARDED option has been requested, then the resulting ticket
   will contain the addresses specified by the client.  This option will
   only be honored if the FORWARDABLE flag is set in the TGT.  The PROXY
   option is similar; the resulting ticket will contain the addresses
   specified by the client.  It will be honored only if the PROXIABLE
   flag in the TGT is set.  The PROXY option will not be honored on
   requests for additional ticket-granting tickets.

   If the requested start time is absent or indicates a time in the
   past, then the start time of the ticket is set to the authentication
   server's current time.  If it indicates a time in the future, but the
   POSTDATED option has not been specified or the MAY-POSTDATE flag is
   not set in the TGT, then the error KDC_ERR_CANNOT_POSTDATE is
   returned.  Otherwise, if the ticket-granting ticket has the
   MAYPOSTDATE flag set, then the resulting ticket will be postdated and
   the requested starttime is checked against the policy of the local
   realm. If acceptable, the ticket's start time is set as requested,
   and the INVALID flag is set.  The postdated ticket must be validated
   before use by presenting it to the KDC after the starttime has been
   reached. However, in no case may the starttime, endtime, or renew-
   till time of a newly-issued postdated ticket extend beyond the
   renew-till time of the ticket-granting ticket.

   If the ENC-TKT-IN-SKEY option has been specified and an additional
   ticket has been included in the request, the KDC will decrypt the
   additional ticket using the key for the server to which the
   additional ticket was issued and verify that it is a ticket-granting
   ticket.  If the name of the requested server is missing from the
   request, the name of the client in the additional ticket will be
   used.  Otherwise the name of the requested server will be compared to
   the name of the client in the additional ticket and if different, the
   request will be rejected.  If the request succeeds, the session key
   from the additional ticket will be used to encrypt the new ticket
   that is issued instead of using the key of the server for which the
   new ticket will be used (This allows easy implementation of user-to-
   user authentication [6], which uses ticket-granting ticket session
   keys in lieu of secret server keys in situations where such secret



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   keys could be easily compromised.).

   If the name of the server in the ticket that is presented to the KDC
   as part of the authentication header is not that of the ticket-
   granting server itself, and the server is registered in the realm of
   the KDC, If the RENEW option is requested, then the KDC will verify
   that the RENEWABLE flag is set in the ticket and that the renew_till
   time is still in the future.  If the VALIDATE option is rqeuested,
   the KDC will check that the starttime has passed and the INVALID flag
   is set.  If the PROXY option is requested, then the KDC will check
   that the PROXIABLE flag is set in the ticket.  If the tests succeed,
   the KDC will issue the appropriate new ticket.

   Whenever a request is made to the ticket-granting server, the
   presented ticket(s) is(are) checked against a hot-list of tickets
   which have been canceled.  This hot-list might be implemented by
   storing a range of issue dates for "suspect tickets"; if a presented
   ticket had an authtime in that range, it would be rejected.  In this
   way, a stolen ticket-granting ticket or renewable ticket cannot be
   used to gain additional tickets (renewals or otherwise) once the
   theft has been reported.  Any normal ticket obtained before it was
   reported stolen will still be valid (because they require no
   interaction with the KDC), but only until their normal expiration
   time.

   The ciphertext part of the response in the KRB_TGS_REP message is
   encrypted in the sub-session key from the Authenticator, if present,
   or the session key key from the ticket-granting ticket.  It is not
   encrypted using the client's secret key.  Furthermore, the client's
   key's expiration date and the key version number fields are left out
   since these values are stored along with the client's database
   record, and that record is not needed to satisfy a request based on a
   ticket-granting ticket.  See section A.6 for pseudocode.

3.3.3.1.  Encoding the transited field

   If the identity of the server in the TGT that is presented to the KDC
   as part of the authentication header is that of the ticket-granting
   service, but the TGT was issued from another realm, the KDC will look
   up the inter-realm key shared with that realm and use that key to
   decrypt the ticket.  If the ticket is valid, then the KDC will honor
   the request, subject to the constraints outlined above in the section
   describing the AS exchange.  The realm part of the client's identity
   will be taken from the ticket-granting ticket.  The name of the realm
   that issued the ticket-granting ticket will be added to the transited
   field of the ticket to be issued.  This is accomplished by reading
   the transited field from the ticket-granting ticket (which is treated
   as an unordered set of realm names), adding the new realm to the set,



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   then constructing and writing out its encoded (shorthand) form (this
   may involve a rearrangement of the existing encoding).

   Note that the ticket-granting service does not add the name of its
   own realm.  Instead, its responsibility is to add the name of the
   previous realm.  This prevents a malicious Kerberos server from
   intentionally leaving out its own name (it could, however, omit other
   realms' names).

   The names of neither the local realm nor the principal's realm are to
   be included in the transited field.  They appear elsewhere in the
   ticket and both are known to have taken part in authenticating the
   principal.  Since the endpoints are not included, both local and
   single-hop inter-realm authentication result in a transited field
   that is empty.

   Because the name of each realm transited  is  added  to this field,
   it might potentially be very long.  To decrease the length of this
   field, its contents are encoded.  The initially supported encoding is
   optimized for the normal case of inter-realm communication: a
   hierarchical arrangement of realms using either domain or X.500 style
   realm names. This encoding (called DOMAIN-X500-COMPRESS) is now
   described.

   Realm names in the transited field are separated by a ",".  The ",",
   "\", trailing "."s, and leading spaces (" ") are special characters,
   and if they are part of a realm name, they must be quoted in the
   transited field by preceding them with a "\".

   A realm name ending with a "." is interpreted as  being prepended to
   the previous realm.  For example, we can encode traversal of EDU,
   MIT.EDU,  ATHENA.MIT.EDU,  WASHINGTON.EDU, and CS.WASHINGTON.EDU as:

              "EDU,MIT.,ATHENA.,WASHINGTON.EDU,CS.".

   Note that if ATHENA.MIT.EDU, or CS.WASHINGTON.EDU were endpoints,
   that they would not be included in this field, and we would have:

              "EDU,MIT.,WASHINGTON.EDU"

   A realm name beginning with a "/" is interpreted as being appended to
   the previous realm (For the purpose of appending, the realm preceding
   the first listed realm is considered to be the null realm ("")).  If
   it is to stand by itself, then it should be preceded by a space ("
   ").  For example, we can encode traversal of /COM/HP/APOLLO, /COM/HP,
   /COM, and /COM/DEC as:

              "/COM,/HP,/APOLLO, /COM/DEC".



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   Like the example above, if /COM/HP/APOLLO and /COM/DEC are endpoints,
   they they would not be included in this field, and we would have:

              "/COM,/HP"

   A null subfield preceding or following a "," indicates that all
   realms between the previous realm and the next realm have been
   traversed (For the purpose of interpreting null subfields, the
   client's realm is considered to precede those in the transited field,
   and the server's realm is considered to follow them.). Thus, ","
   means that all realms along the path between the client and the
   server have been traversed.  ",EDU, /COM," means that that all realms
   from the client's realm up to EDU (in a domain style hierarchy) have
   been traversed, and that everything from /COM down to the server's
   realm in an X.500 style has also been traversed.  This could occur if
   the EDU realm in one hierarchy shares an inter-realm key directly
   with the /COM realm in another hierarchy.

3.3.4. Receipt of KRB_TGS_REP message

   When the KRB_TGS_REP is received by the client, it is processed in
   the same manner as the KRB_AS_REP processing described above.  The
   primary difference is that the ciphertext part of the response must
   be decrypted using the session key from the ticket-granting ticket
   rather than the client's secret key.  See section A.7 for pseudocode.

3.4.  The KRB_SAFE Exchange

   The KRB_SAFE message may be used by clients requiring the ability to
   detect modifications of messages they exchange.  It achieves this by
   including a keyed collisionproof checksum of the user data and some
   control information.  The checksum is keyed with an encryption key
   (usually the last key negotiated via subkeys, or the session key if
   no negotiation has occured).

3.4.1. Generation of a KRB_SAFE message

   When an application wishes to send a KRB_SAFE message, it collects
   its data and the appropriate control information and computes a
   checksum over them.  The checksum algorithm should be some sort of
   keyed one-way hash function (such as the RSA-MD5-DES checksum
   algorithm specified in section 6.4.5, or the DES MAC), generated
   using the sub-session key if present, or the session key.  Different
   algorithms may be selected by changing the checksum type in the
   message.  Unkeyed or non-collision-proof checksums are not suitable
   for this use.

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   timestamp and a sequence number.  The designer of an application
   using the KRB_SAFE message must choose at least one of the two
   mechanisms.  This choice should be based on the needs of the
   application protocol.

   Sequence numbers are useful when all messages sent will be received
   by one's peer.  Connection state is presently required to maintain
   the session key, so maintaining the next sequence number should not
   present an additional problem.

   If the application protocol is expected to tolerate lost messages
   without them being resent, the use of the timestamp is the
   appropriate replay detection mechanism.  Using timestamps is also the
   appropriate mechanism for multi-cast protocols where all of one's
   peers share a common sub-session key, but some messages will be sent
   to a subset of one's peers.

   After computing the checksum, the client then transmits the
   information and checksum to the recipient in the message format
   specified in section 5.6.1.

3.4.2. Receipt of KRB_SAFE message

   When an application receives a KRB_SAFE message, it verifies it as
   follows.  If any error occurs, an error code is reported for use by
   the application.

   The message is first checked by verifying that the protocol version
   and type fields match the current version and KRB_SAFE, respectively.
   A mismatch generates a KRB_AP_ERR_BADVERSION or KRB_AP_ERR_MSG_TYPE
   error.  The application verifies that the checksum used is a
   collisionproof keyed checksum, and if it is not, a
   KRB_AP_ERR_INAPP_CKSUM error is generated.  The recipient verifies
   that the operating system's report of the sender's address matches
   the sender's address in the message, and (if a recipient address is
   specified or the recipient requires an address) that one of the
   recipient's addresses appears as the recipient's address in the
   message.  A failed match for either case generates a
   KRB_AP_ERR_BADADDR error.  Then the timestamp and usec and/or the
   sequence number fields are checked.  If timestamp and usec are
   expected and not present, or they are present but not current, the
   KRB_AP_ERR_SKEW error is generated.  If the server name, along with
   the client name, time and microsecond fields from the Authenticator
   match any recently-seen such tuples, the KRB_AP_ERR_REPEAT error is
   generated.  If an incorrect sequence number is included, or a
   sequence number is expected but not present, the KRB_AP_ERR_BADORDER
   error is generated.  If neither a timestamp and usec or a sequence
   number is present, a KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED error is generated.



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   Finally, the checksum is computed over the data and control
   information, and if it doesn't match the received checksum, a
   KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED error is generated.

   If all the checks succeed, the application is assured that the
   message was generated by its peer and was not modified in transit.

3.5.  The KRB_PRIV Exchange

   The KRB_PRIV message may be used by clients requiring confidentiality
   and the ability to detect modifications of exchanged messages.  It
   achieves this by encrypting the messages and adding control
   information.

3.5.1. Generation of a KRB_PRIV message

   When an application wishes to send a KRB_PRIV message, it collects
   its data and the appropriate control information (specified in
   section 5.7.1) and encrypts them under an encryption key (usually the
   last key negotiated via subkeys, or the session key if no negotiation
   has occured).  As part of the control information, the client must
   choose to use either a timestamp or a sequence number (or both); see
   the discussion in section 3.4.1 for guidelines on which to use.
   After the user data and control information are encrypted, the client
   transmits the ciphertext and some "envelope" information to the
   recipient.

3.5.2. Receipt of KRB_PRIV message

   When an application receives a KRB_PRIV message, it verifies it as
   follows.  If any error occurs, an error code is reported for use by
   the application.

   The message is first checked by verifying that the protocol version
   and type fields match the current version and KRB_PRIV, respectively.
   A mismatch generates a KRB_AP_ERR_BADVERSION or KRB_AP_ERR_MSG_TYPE
   error.  The application then decrypts the ciphertext and processes
   the resultant plaintext. If decryption shows the data to have been
   modified, a KRB_AP_ERR_BAD_INTEGRITY error is generated.  The
   recipient verifies that the operating system's report of the sender's
   address matches the sender's address in the message, and (if a
   recipient address is specified or the recipient requires an address)
   that one of the recipient's addresses appears as the recipient's
   address in the message.  A failed match for either case generates a
   KRB_AP_ERR_BADADDR error.  Then the timestamp and usec and/or the
   sequence number fields are checked. If timestamp and usec are
   expected and not present, or they are present but not current, the
   KRB_AP_ERR_SKEW error is generated.  If the server name, along with



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   the client name, time and microsecond fields from the Authenticator
   match any recently-seen such tuples, the KRB_AP_ERR_REPEAT error is
   generated.  If an incorrect sequence number is included, or a
   sequence number is expected but not present, the KRB_AP_ERR_BADORDER
   error is generated.  If neither a timestamp and usec or a sequence
   number is present, a KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED error is generated.

   If all the checks succeed, the application can assume the message was
   generated by its peer, and was securely transmitted (without
   intruders able to see the unencrypted contents).

3.6.  The KRB_CRED Exchange

   The KRB_CRED message may be used by clients requiring the ability to
   send Kerberos credentials from one host to another.  It achieves this
   by sending the tickets together with encrypted data containing the
   session keys and other information associated with the tickets.

3.6.1. Generation of a KRB_CRED message

   When an application wishes to send a KRB_CRED message it first (using
   the KRB_TGS exchange) obtains credentials to be sent to the remote
   host.  It then constructs a KRB_CRED message using the ticket or
   tickets so obtained, placing the session key needed to use each
   ticket in the key field of the corresponding KrbCredInfo sequence of
   the encrypted part of the the KRB_CRED message.

   Other information associated with each ticket and obtained during the
   KRB_TGS exchange is also placed in the corresponding KrbCredInfo
   sequence in the encrypted part of the KRB_CRED message.  The current
   time and, if specifically required by the application the nonce, s-
   address, and raddress fields, are placed in the encrypted part of the
   KRB_CRED message which is then encrypted under an encryption key
   previosuly exchanged in the KRB_AP exchange (usually the last key
   negotiated via subkeys, or the session key if no negotiation has
   occured).

3.6.2. Receipt of KRB_CRED message

   When an application receives a KRB_CRED message, it verifies it.  If
   any error occurs, an error code is reported for use by the
   application.  The message is verified by checking that the protocol
   version and type fields match the current version and KRB_CRED,
   respectively.  A mismatch generates a KRB_AP_ERR_BADVERSION or
   KRB_AP_ERR_MSG_TYPE error.  The application then decrypts the
   ciphertext and processes the resultant plaintext. If decryption shows
   the data to have been modified, a KRB_AP_ERR_BAD_INTEGRITY error is
   generated.



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   If present or required, the recipient verifies that the operating
   system's report of the sender's address matches the sender's address
   in the message, and that one of the recipient's addresses appears as
   the recipient's address in the message.  A failed match for either
   case generates a KRB_AP_ERR_BADADDR error.  The timestamp and usec
   fields (and the nonce field if required) are checked next.  If the
   timestamp and usec are not present, or they are present but not
   current, the KRB_AP_ERR_SKEW error is generated.

   If all the checks succeed, the application stores each of the new
   tickets in its ticket cache together with the session key and other
   information in the corresponding KrbCredInfo sequence from the
   encrypted part of the KRB_CRED message.

4.  The Kerberos Database

   The Kerberos server must have access to a database containing the
   principal identifiers and secret keys of principals to be
   authenticated (The implementation of the Kerberos server need not
   combine the database and the server on the same machine; it is
   feasible to store the principal database in, say, a network name
   service, as long as the entries stored therein are protected from
   disclosure to and modification by unauthorized parties.  However, we
   recommend against such strategies, as they can make system management
   and threat analysis quite complex.).

4.1.  Database contents

   A database entry should contain at least the following fields:

   Field                Value

   name                 Principal's identifier
   key                  Principal's secret key
   p_kvno               Principal's key version
   max_life             Maximum lifetime for Tickets
   max_renewable_life   Maximum total lifetime for renewable
                        Tickets

   The name field is an encoding of the principal's identifier.  The key
   field contains an encryption key.  This key is the principal's secret
   key.  (The key can be encrypted before storage under a Kerberos
   "master key" to protect it in case the database is compromised but
   the master key is not.  In that case, an extra field must be added to
   indicate the master key version used, see below.) The p_kvno field is
   the key version number of the principal's secret key.  The max_life
   field contains the maximum allowable lifetime (endtime - starttime)
   for any Ticket issued for this principal.  The max_renewable_life



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   field contains the maximum allowable total lifetime for any renewable
   Ticket issued for this principal.  (See section 3.1 for a description
   of how these lifetimes are used in determining the lifetime of a
   given Ticket.)

   A server may provide KDC service to several realms, as long as the
   database representation provides a mechanism to distinguish between
   principal records with identifiers which differ only in the realm
   name.

   When an application server's key changes, if the change is routine
   (i.e.,  not the result of disclosure of the old key), the old key
   should be retained by the server until all tickets that had been
   issued using that key have expired.  Because of this, it is possible
   for several keys to be active for a single principal.  Ciphertext
   encrypted in a principal's key is always tagged with the version of
   the key that was used for encryption, to help the recipient find the
   proper key for decryption.

   When more than one key is active for a particular principal, the
   principal will have more than one record in the Kerberos database.
   The keys and key version numbers will differ between the records (the
   rest of the fields may or may not be the same). Whenever Kerberos
   issues a ticket, or responds to a request for initial authentication,
   the most recent key (known by the Kerberos server) will be used for
   encryption.  This is the key with the highest key version number.

4.2.  Additional fields

   Project Athena's KDC implementation uses additional fields in its
   database:

   Field        Value

   K_kvno       Kerberos' key version
   expiration   Expiration date for entry
   attributes   Bit field of attributes
   mod_date     Timestamp of last modification
   mod_name     Modifying principal's identifier

   The K_kvno field indicates the key version of the Kerberos master key
   under which the principal's secret key is encrypted.

   After an entry's expiration date has passed, the KDC will return an
   error to any client attempting to gain tickets as or for the
   principal.  (A database may want to maintain two expiration dates:
   one for the principal, and one for the principal's current key.  This
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   expiration date.  However, due to the limited space in the responses,
   the KDC must combine the key expiration and principal expiration date
   into a single value called "key_exp", which is used as a hint to the
   user to take administrative action.)

   The attributes field is a bitfield used to govern the operations
   involving the principal.  This field might be useful in conjunction
   with user registration procedures, for site-specific policy
   implementations (Project Athena currently uses it for their user
   registration process controlled by the system-wide database service,
   Moira [7]), or to identify the "string to key" conversion algorithm
   used for a principal's key.  (See the discussion of the padata field
   in section 5.4.2 for details on why this can be useful.)  Other bits
   are used to indicate that certain ticket options should not be
   allowed in tickets encrypted under a principal's key (one bit each):
   Disallow issuing postdated tickets, disallow issuing forwardable
   tickets, disallow issuing tickets based on TGT authentication,
   disallow issuing renewable tickets, disallow issuing proxiable
   tickets, and disallow issuing tickets for which the principal is the
   server.

   The mod_date field contains the time of last modification of the
   entry, and the mod_name field contains the name of the principal
   which last modified the entry.

4.3.  Frequently Changing Fields

   Some KDC implementations may wish to maintain the last time that a
   request was made by a particular principal.  Information that might
   be maintained includes the time of the last request, the time of the
   last request for a ticket-granting ticket, the time of the last use
   of a ticket-granting ticket, or other times.  This information can
   then be returned to the user in the last-req field (see section 5.2).

   Other frequently changing information that can be maintained is the
   latest expiration time for any tickets that have been issued using
   each key.  This field would be used to indicate how long old keys
   must remain valid to allow the continued use of outstanding tickets.

4.4.  Site Constants

   The KDC implementation should have the following configurable
   constants or options, to allow an administrator to make and enforce
   policy decisions:

   + The minimum supported lifetime (used to determine whether the
      KDC_ERR_NEVER_VALID error should be returned). This constant
      should reflect reasonable expectations of round-trip time to the



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      KDC, encryption/decryption time, and processing time by the client
      and target server, and it should allow for a minimum "useful"
      lifetime.

   + The maximum allowable total (renewable) lifetime of a ticket
      (renew_till - starttime).

   + The maximum allowable lifetime of a ticket (endtime - starttime).

   + Whether to allow the issue of tickets with empty address fields
      (including the ability to specify that such tickets may only be
      issued if the request specifies some authorization_data).

   + Whether proxiable, forwardable, renewable or post-datable tickets
      are to be issued.

5.  Message Specifications

   The following sections describe the exact contents and encoding of
   protocol messages and objects.  The ASN.1 base definitions are
   presented in the first subsection.  The remaining subsections specify
   the protocol objects (tickets and authenticators) and messages.
   Specification of encryption and checksum techniques, and the fields
   related to them, appear in section 6.

5.1.  ASN.1 Distinguished Encoding Representation

   All uses of ASN.1 in Kerberos shall use the Distinguished Encoding
   Representation of the data elements as described in the X.509
   specification, section 8.7 [8].

5.2.  ASN.1 Base Definitions

   The following ASN.1 base definitions are used in the rest of this
   section. Note that since the underscore character (_) is not
   permitted in ASN.1 names, the hyphen (-) is used in its place for the
   purposes of ASN.1 names.

   Realm ::=           GeneralString
   PrincipalName ::=   SEQUENCE {
                       name-type[0]     INTEGER,
                       name-string[1]   SEQUENCE OF GeneralString
   }

   Kerberos realms are encoded as GeneralStrings. Realms shall not
   contain a character with the code 0 (the ASCII NUL).  Most realms
   will usually consist of several components separated by periods (.),
   in the style of Internet Domain Names, or separated by slashes (/) in



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   the style of X.500 names.  Acceptable forms for realm names are
   specified in section 7.  A PrincipalName is a typed sequence of
   components consisting of the following sub-fields:

   name-type This field specifies the type of name that follows.
             Pre-defined values for this field are
             specified in section 7.2.  The name-type should be
             treated as a hint.  Ignoring the name type, no two
             names can be the same (i.e., at least one of the
             components, or the realm, must be different).
             This constraint may be eliminated in the future.

   name-string This field encodes a sequence of components that
               form a name, each component encoded as a General
               String.  Taken together, a PrincipalName and a Realm
               form a principal identifier.  Most PrincipalNames
               will have only a few components (typically one or two).

           KerberosTime ::=   GeneralizedTime
                              -- Specifying UTC time zone (Z)

   The timestamps used in Kerberos are encoded as GeneralizedTimes.  An
   encoding shall specify the UTC time zone (Z) and shall not include
   any fractional portions of the seconds.  It further shall not include
   any separators.  Example: The only valid format for UTC time 6
   minutes, 27 seconds after 9 pm on 6 November 1985 is 19851106210627Z.

    HostAddress ::=     SEQUENCE  {
                        addr-type[0]             INTEGER,
                        address[1]               OCTET STRING
    }

    HostAddresses ::=   SEQUENCE OF SEQUENCE {
                        addr-type[0]             INTEGER,
                        address[1]               OCTET STRING
    }


   The host adddress encodings consists of two fields:

   addr-type  This field specifies the type of  address that
              follows. Pre-defined values for this field are
              specified in section 8.1.


   address   This field encodes a single address of type addr-type.

   The two forms differ slightly. HostAddress contains exactly one



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   address; HostAddresses contains a sequence of possibly many
   addresses.

   AuthorizationData ::=   SEQUENCE OF SEQUENCE {
                           ad-type[0]               INTEGER,
                           ad-data[1]               OCTET STRING
   }


   ad-data   This field contains authorization data to be
             interpreted according to the value of the
             corresponding ad-type field.

   ad-type   This field specifies the format for the ad-data
             subfield.  All negative values are reserved for
             local use.  Non-negative values are reserved for
             registered use.

                   APOptions ::=   BIT STRING {
                                   reserved(0),
                                   use-session-key(1),
                                   mutual-required(2)
                   }


                   TicketFlags ::=   BIT STRING {
                                     reserved(0),
                                     forwardable(1),
                                     forwarded(2),
                                     proxiable(3),
                                     proxy(4),
                                     may-postdate(5),
                                     postdated(6),
                                     invalid(7),
                                     renewable(8),
                                     initial(9),
                                     pre-authent(10),
                                     hw-authent(11)
                   }

                  KDCOptions ::=   BIT STRING {
                                   reserved(0),
                                   forwardable(1),
                                   forwarded(2),
                                   proxiable(3),
                                   proxy(4),
                                   allow-postdate(5),
                                   postdated(6),



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                                   unused7(7),
                                   renewable(8),
                                   unused9(9),
                                   unused10(10),
                                   unused11(11),
                                   renewable-ok(27),
                                   enc-tkt-in-skey(28),
                                   renew(30),
                                   validate(31)
                  }


            LastReq ::=   SEQUENCE OF SEQUENCE {
                          lr-type[0]               INTEGER,
                          lr-value[1]              KerberosTime
            }

   lr-type   This field indicates how the following lr-value
             field is to be interpreted.  Negative values indicate
             that the information pertains only to the
             responding server.  Non-negative values pertain to
             all servers for the realm.

             If the lr-type field is zero (0), then no information
             is conveyed by the lr-value subfield.  If the
             absolute value of the lr-type field is one (1),
             then the lr-value subfield is the time of last
             initial request for a TGT.  If it is two (2), then
             the lr-value subfield is the time of last initial
             request.  If it is three (3), then the lr-value
             subfield is the time of issue for the newest
             ticket-granting ticket used. If it is four (4),
             then the lr-value subfield is the time of the last
             renewal.  If it is five (5), then the lr-value
             subfield is the time of last request (of any
             type).

   lr-value  This field contains the time of the last request.
             The time must be interpreted according to the contents
             of the accompanying lr-type subfield.

   See section 6 for the definitions of Checksum, ChecksumType,
   EncryptedData, EncryptionKey, EncryptionType, and KeyType.








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5.3.  Tickets and Authenticators

   This section describes the format and encryption parameters for
   tickets and authenticators.  When a ticket or authenticator is
   included in a protocol message it is treated as an opaque object.

5.3.1. Tickets

   A ticket is a record that helps a client authenticate to a service.
   A Ticket contains the following information:

Ticket ::=                    [APPLICATION 1] SEQUENCE {
                              tkt-vno[0]                   INTEGER,
                              realm[1]                     Realm,
                              sname[2]                     PrincipalName,
                              enc-part[3]                  EncryptedData
}
-- Encrypted part of ticket
EncTicketPart ::=     [APPLICATION 3] SEQUENCE {
                      flags[0]             TicketFlags,
                      key[1]               EncryptionKey,
                      crealm[2]            Realm,
                      cname[3]             PrincipalName,
                      transited[4]         TransitedEncoding,
                      authtime[5]          KerberosTime,
                      starttime[6]         KerberosTime OPTIONAL,
                      endtime[7]           KerberosTime,
                      renew-till[8]        KerberosTime OPTIONAL,
                      caddr[9]             HostAddresses OPTIONAL,
                      authorization-data[10]   AuthorizationData OPTIONAL
}
-- encoded Transited field
TransitedEncoding ::=         SEQUENCE {
                              tr-type[0]  INTEGER, -- must be registered
                              contents[1]          OCTET STRING
}

   The encoding of EncTicketPart is encrypted in the key shared by
   Kerberos and the end server (the server's secret key).  See section 6
   for the format of the ciphertext.

   tkt-vno   This field specifies the version number for the ticket
             format.  This document describes version number 5.

   realm     This field specifies the realm that issued a ticket.  It
             also serves to identify the realm part of the server's
             principal identifier.  Since a Kerberos server can only
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             always be identical.

   sname     This field specifies the name part of the server's
             identity.

   enc-part  This field holds the encrypted encoding of the
             EncTicketPart sequence.

   flags     This field indicates which of various options were used or
             requested when the ticket was issued.  It is a bit-field,
             where the selected options are indicated by the bit being
             set (1), and the unselected options and reserved fields
             being reset (0).  Bit 0 is the most significant bit.  The
             encoding of the bits is specified in section 5.2.  The
             flags are described in more detail above in section 2.  The
             meanings of the flags are:

             Bit(s)    Name        Description

             0         RESERVED    Reserved for future expansion of this
                                   field.

             1         FORWARDABLE The FORWARDABLE flag is normally only
                                   interpreted by the TGS, and can be
                                   ignored by end servers.  When set,
                                   this flag tells the ticket-granting
                                   server that it is OK to issue a new
                                   ticket- granting ticket with a
                                   different network address based on
                                   the presented ticket.

             2         FORWARDED   When set, this flag indicates that
                                   the ticket has either been forwarded
                                   or was issued based on authentication
                                   involving a forwarded ticket-granting
                                   ticket.

             3         PROXIABLE   The PROXIABLE flag is normally only
                                   interpreted by the TGS, and can be
                                   ignored by end servers. The PROXIABLE
                                   flag has an interpretation identical
                                   to that of the FORWARDABLE flag,
                                   except that the PROXIABLE flag tells
                                   the ticket-granting server that only
                                   non- ticket-granting tickets may be
                                   issued with different network
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             4         PROXY      When set, this flag indicates that a
                                   ticket is a proxy.

             5         MAY-POSTDATE The MAY-POSTDATE flag is normally
                                   only interpreted by the TGS, and can
                                   be ignored by end servers.  This flag
                                   tells the ticket-granting server that
                                   a post- dated ticket may be issued
                                   based on this ticket-granting ticket.

             6         POSTDATED   This flag indicates that this ticket
                                   has been postdated.  The end-service
                                   can check the authtime field to see
                                   when the original authentication
                                   occurred.

             7         INVALID     This flag indicates that a ticket is
                                   invalid, and it must be validated by
                                   the KDC before use.  Application
                                   servers must reject tickets which
                                   have this flag set.

             8         RENEWABLE   The RENEWABLE flag is normally only
                                   interpreted by the TGS, and can
                                   usually be ignored by end servers
                                   (some particularly careful servers
                                   may wish to disallow renewable
                                   tickets).  A renewable ticket can be
                                   used to obtain a replacement ticket
                                   that expires at a later date.

             9         INITIAL     This flag indicates that this ticket
                                   was issued using the AS protocol, and
                                   not issued based on a ticket-granting
                                   ticket.

             10        PRE-AUTHENT This flag indicates that during
                                   initial authentication, the client
                                   was authenticated by the KDC before a
                                   ticket was issued.  The strength of
                                   the preauthentication method is not
                                   indicated, but is acceptable to the
                                   KDC.

             11        HW-AUTHENT  This flag indicates that the protocol
                                   employed for initial authentication
                                   required the use of hardware expected
                                   to be possessed solely by the named



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                                   client.  The hardware authentication
                                   method is selected by the KDC and the
                                   strength of the method is not
                                   indicated.

             12-31     RESERVED    Reserved for future use.

   key       This field exists in the ticket and the KDC response and is
             used to pass the session key from Kerberos to the
             application server and the client.  The field's encoding is
             described in section 6.2.

   crealm    This field contains the name of the realm in which the
             client is registered and in which initial authentication
             took place.

   cname     This field contains the name part of the client's principal
             identifier.

   transited This field lists the names of the Kerberos realms that took
             part in authenticating the user to whom this ticket was
             issued.  It does not specify the order in which the realms
             were transited.  See section 3.3.3.1 for details on how
             this field encodes the traversed realms.

   authtime  This field indicates the time of initial authentication for
             the named principal.  It is the time of issue for the
             original ticket on which this ticket is based.  It is
             included in the ticket to provide additional information to
             the end service, and  to provide  the necessary information
             for implementation of a `hot list' service at the KDC.   An
             end service that is particularly paranoid could refuse to
             accept tickets for which the initial authentication
             occurred "too far" in the past.

             This field is also returned as part of the response from
             the KDC.  When returned as part of the response to initial
             authentication (KRB_AS_REP), this is the current time on
             the Kerberos server (It is NOT recommended that this time
             value be used to adjust the workstation's clock since the
             workstation cannot reliably determine that such a
             KRB_AS_REP actually came from the proper KDC in a timely
             manner.).

   starttime This field in the ticket specifies the time after which the
             ticket is valid.  Together with endtime, this field
             specifies the life of the ticket.   If it is absent from
             the ticket, its value should be treated as that of the



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             authtime field.

   endtime   This field contains the time after which the ticket will
             not be honored (its expiration time).  Note that individual
             services may place their own limits on the life of a ticket
             and may reject tickets which have not yet expired.  As
             such, this is really an upper bound on the expiration time
             for the ticket.

   renew-till This field is only present in tickets that have the
             RENEWABLE flag set in the flags field.  It indicates the
             maximum endtime that may be included in a renewal.  It can
             be thought of as the absolute expiration time for the
             ticket, including all renewals.

   caddr     This field in a ticket contains zero (if omitted) or more
             (if present) host addresses.  These are the addresses from
             which the ticket can be used.  If there are no addresses,
             the ticket can be used from any location.  The decision
             by the KDC to issue or by the end server to accept zero-
             address tickets is a policy decision and is left to the
             Kerberos and end-service administrators; they may refuse to
             issue or accept such tickets.  The suggested and default
             policy, however, is that such tickets will only be issued
             or accepted when additional information that can be used to
             restrict the use of the ticket is included in the
             authorization_data field.  Such a ticket is a capability.

             Network addresses are included in the ticket to make it
             harder for an attacker to use stolen credentials. Because
             the session key is not sent over the network in cleartext,
             credentials can't be stolen simply by listening to the
             network; an attacker has to gain access to the session key
             (perhaps through operating system security breaches or a
             careless user's unattended session) to make use of stolen
             tickets.

             It is important to note that the network address from which
             a connection is received cannot be reliably determined.
             Even if it could be, an attacker who has compromised the
             client's workstation could use the credentials from there.
             Including the network addresses only makes it more
             difficult, not impossible, for an attacker to walk off with
             stolen credentials and then use them from a "safe"
             location.






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   authorization-data The authorization-data field is used to pass
             authorization data from the principal on whose behalf a
             ticket was issued to the application service.  If no
             authorization data is included, this field will be left
             out.  The data in this field are specific to the end
             service.  It is expected that the field will contain the
             names of service specific objects, and the rights to those
             objects.  The format for this field is described in section
             5.2.  Although Kerberos is not concerned with the format of
             the contents of the subfields, it does carry type
             information (ad-type).

             By using the authorization_data field, a principal is able
             to issue a proxy that is valid for a specific purpose.  For
             example, a client wishing to print a file can obtain a file
             server proxy to be passed to the print server.  By
             specifying the name of the file in the authorization_data
             field, the file server knows that the print server can only
             use the client's rights when accessing the particular file
             to be printed.

             It is interesting to note that if one specifies the
             authorization-data field of a proxy and leaves the host
             addresses blank, the resulting ticket and session key can
             be treated as a capability.  See [9] for some suggested
             uses of this field.

             The authorization-data field is optional and does not have
             to be included in a ticket.

5.3.2. Authenticators

   An authenticator is a record sent with a ticket to a server to
   certify the client's knowledge of the encryption key in the ticket,
   to help the server detect replays, and to help choose a "true session
   key" to use with the particular session.  The encoding is encrypted
   in the ticket's session key shared by the client and the server:

-- Unencrypted authenticator
Authenticator ::=    [APPLICATION 2] SEQUENCE    {
               authenticator-vno[0]          INTEGER,
               crealm[1]                     Realm,
               cname[2]                      PrincipalName,
               cksum[3]                      Checksum OPTIONAL,
               cusec[4]                      INTEGER,
               ctime[5]                      KerberosTime,
               subkey[6]                     EncryptionKey OPTIONAL,
               seq-number[7]                 INTEGER OPTIONAL,



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               authorization-data[8]         AuthorizationData OPTIONAL
                     }

   authenticator-vno This field specifies the version number for the
             format of the authenticator. This document specifies
             version 5.

   crealm and cname These fields are the same as those described for the
             ticket in section 5.3.1.

   cksum     This field contains a checksum of the the application data
             that accompanies the KRB_AP_REQ.

   cusec     This field contains the microsecond part of the client's
             timestamp.  Its value (before encryption) ranges from 0 to
             999999.  It often appears along with ctime.  The two fields
             are used together to specify a reasonably accurate
             timestamp.

   ctime     This field contains the current time on the client's host.

   subkey    This field contains the client's choice for an encryption
             key which is to be used to protect this specific
             application session. Unless an application specifies
             otherwise, if this field is left out the session key from
             the ticket will be used.

   seq-number This optional field includes the initial sequence number
             to be used by the KRB_PRIV or KRB_SAFE messages when
             sequence numbers are used to detect replays (It may also be
             used by application specific messages).  When included in
             the authenticator this field specifies the initial sequence
             number for messages from the client to the server.  When
             included in the AP-REP message, the initial sequence number
             is that for messages from the server to the client.  When
             used in KRB_PRIV or KRB_SAFE messages, it is incremented by
             one after each message is sent.

             For sequence numbers to adequately support the detection of
             replays they should be non-repeating, even across
             connection boundaries. The initial sequence number should
             be random and uniformly distributed across the full space
             of possible sequence numbers, so that it cannot be guessed
             by an attacker and so that it and the successive sequence
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   authorization-data This field is the same as described for the ticket
             in section 5.3.1.  It is optional and will only appear when
             additional restrictions are to be placed on the use of a
             ticket, beyond those carried in the ticket itself.

5.4.  Specifications for the AS and TGS exchanges

   This section specifies the format of the messages used in exchange
   between the client and the Kerberos server.  The format of possible
   error messages appears in section 5.9.1.

5.4.1. KRB_KDC_REQ definition

   The KRB_KDC_REQ message has no type of its own.  Instead, its type is
   one of KRB_AS_REQ or KRB_TGS_REQ depending on whether the request is
   for an initial ticket or an additional ticket.  In either case, the
   message is sent from the client to the Authentication Server to
   request credentials for a service.

The message fields are:

AS-REQ ::=         [APPLICATION 10] KDC-REQ
TGS-REQ ::=        [APPLICATION 12] KDC-REQ

KDC-REQ ::=        SEQUENCE {
           pvno[1]               INTEGER,
           msg-type[2]           INTEGER,
           padata[3]             SEQUENCE OF PA-DATA OPTIONAL,
           req-body[4]           KDC-REQ-BODY
}

PA-DATA ::=        SEQUENCE {
           padata-type[1]        INTEGER,
           padata-value[2]       OCTET STRING,
                         -- might be encoded AP-REQ
}

KDC-REQ-BODY ::=   SEQUENCE {
            kdc-options[0]       KDCOptions,
            cname[1]             PrincipalName OPTIONAL,
                         -- Used only in AS-REQ
            realm[2]             Realm, -- Server's realm
                         -- Also client's in AS-REQ
            sname[3]             PrincipalName OPTIONAL,
            from[4]              KerberosTime OPTIONAL,
            till[5]              KerberosTime,
            rtime[6]             KerberosTime OPTIONAL,
            nonce[7]             INTEGER,



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            etype[8]             SEQUENCE OF INTEGER, -- EncryptionType,
                         -- in preference order
            addresses[9]         HostAddresses OPTIONAL,
            enc-authorization-data[10]   EncryptedData OPTIONAL,
                         -- Encrypted AuthorizationData encoding
            additional-tickets[11]       SEQUENCE OF Ticket OPTIONAL
}

   The fields in this message are:

   pvno      This field is included in each message, and specifies the
             protocol version number.  This document specifies protocol
             version 5.

   msg-type  This field indicates the type of a protocol message.  It
             will almost always be the same as the application
             identifier associated with a message.  It is included to
             make the identifier more readily accessible to the
             application.  For the KDC-REQ message, this type will be
             KRB_AS_REQ or KRB_TGS_REQ.

   padata    The padata (pre-authentication data) field contains a of
             authentication information which may be needed before
             credentials can be issued or decrypted.  In the case of
             requests for additional tickets (KRB_TGS_REQ), this field
             will include an element with padata-type of PA-TGS-REQ and
             data of an authentication header (ticket-granting ticket
             and authenticator). The checksum in the authenticator
             (which must be collisionproof) is to be computed over the
             KDC-REQ-BODY encoding.  In most requests for initial
             authentication (KRB_AS_REQ) and most replies (KDC-REP), the
             padata field will be left out.

             This field may also contain information needed by certain
             extensions to the Kerberos protocol.  For example, it might
             be used to initially verify the identity of a client before
             any response is returned.  This is accomplished with a
             padata field with padata-type equal to PA-ENC-TIMESTAMP and
             padata-value defined as follows:

   padata-type     ::= PA-ENC-TIMESTAMP
   padata-value    ::= EncryptedData -- PA-ENC-TS-ENC

   PA-ENC-TS-ENC   ::= SEQUENCE {
           patimestamp[0]               KerberosTime, -- client's time
           pausec[1]                    INTEGER OPTIONAL
   }




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             with patimestamp containing the client's time and pausec
             containing the microseconds which may be omitted if a
             client will not generate more than one request per second.
             The ciphertext (padata-value) consists of the PA-ENC-TS-ENC
             sequence, encrypted using the client's secret key.

             The padata field can also contain information needed to
             help the KDC or the client select the key needed for
             generating or decrypting the response.  This form of the
             padata is useful for supporting the use of certain
             "smartcards" with Kerberos.  The details of such extensions
             are beyond the scope of this specification.  See [10] for
             additional uses of this field.

   padata-type The padata-type element of the padata field indicates the
             way that the padata-value element is to be interpreted.
             Negative values of padata-type are reserved for
             unregistered use; non-negative values are used for a
             registered interpretation of the element type.

   req-body  This field is a placeholder delimiting the extent of the
             remaining fields.  If a checksum is to be calculated over
             the request, it is calculated over an encoding of the KDC-
             REQ-BODY sequence which is enclosed within the req-body
             field.

   kdc-options This field appears in the KRB_AS_REQ and KRB_TGS_REQ
             requests to the KDC and indicates the flags that the client
             wants set on the tickets as well as other information that
             is to modify the behavior of the KDC. Where appropriate,
             the name of an option may be the same as the flag that is
             set by that option.  Although in most case, the bit in the
             options field will be the same as that in the flags field,
             this is not guaranteed, so it is not acceptable to simply
             copy the options field to the flags field.  There are
             various checks that must be made before honoring an option
             anyway.

             The kdc_options field is a bit-field, where the selected
             options are indicated by the bit being set (1), and the
             unselected options and reserved fields being reset (0).
             The encoding of the bits is specified in section 5.2.  The
             options are described in more detail above in section 2.
             The meanings of the options are:







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             Bit(s)  Name         Description

             0       RESERVED     Reserved for future expansion of this
                                  field.

             1       FORWARDABLE  The FORWARDABLE option indicates that
                                  the ticket to be issued is to have its
                                  forwardable flag set.  It may only be
                                  set on the initial request, or in a
                                  subsequent request if the ticket-
                                  granting ticket on which it is based
                                  is also forwardable.

             2       FORWARDED    The FORWARDED option is only specified
                                  in a request to the ticket-granting
                                  server and will only be honored if the
                                  ticket-granting ticket in the request
                                  has its FORWARDABLE bit set.  This
                                  option indicates that this is a
                                  request for forwarding. The
                                  address(es) of the host from which the
                                  resulting ticket is to be valid are
                                  included in the addresses field of the
                                  request.


             3       PROXIABLE    The PROXIABLE option indicates that
                                  the ticket to be issued is to have its
                                  proxiable flag set. It may only be set
                                  on the initial request, or in a
                                  subsequent request if the ticket-
                                  granting ticket on which it is based
                                  is also proxiable.

             4       PROXY        The PROXY option indicates that this
                                  is a request for a proxy.  This option
                                  will only be honored if the ticket-
                                  granting ticket in the request has its
                                  PROXIABLE bit set.  The address(es) of
                                  the host from which the resulting
                                  ticket is to be valid are included in
                                  the addresses field of the request.

             5       ALLOW-POSTDATE The ALLOW-POSTDATE option indicates
                                  that the ticket to be issued is to
                                  have its MAY-POSTDATE flag set.  It
                                  may only be set on the initial
                                  request, or in a subsequent request if



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                                  the ticket-granting ticket on which it
                                  is based also has its MAY-POSTDATE
                                  flag set.

             6       POSTDATED    The POSTDATED option indicates that
                                  this is a request for a postdated
                                  ticket.  This option will only be
                                  honored if the ticket-granting ticket
                                  on which it is based has its MAY-
                                  POSTDATE flag set.  The resulting
                                  ticket will also have its INVALID flag
                                  set, and that flag may be reset by a
                                  subsequent request to the KDC after
                                  the starttime in the ticket has been
                                  reached.

             7       UNUSED       This option is presently unused.

             8       RENEWABLE    The RENEWABLE option indicates that
                                  the ticket to be issued is to have its
                                  RENEWABLE flag set.  It may only be
                                  set on the initial request, or when
                                  the ticket-granting ticket on which
                                  the request is based is also
                                  renewable.  If this option is
                                  requested, then the rtime field in the
                                  request contains the desired absolute
                                  expiration time for the ticket.

             9-26    RESERVED     Reserved for future use.

             27      RENEWABLE-OK The RENEWABLE-OK option indicates that
                                  a renewable ticket will be acceptable
                                  if a ticket with the requested life
                                  cannot otherwise be provided.  If a
                                  ticket with the requested life cannot
                                  be provided, then a renewable ticket
                                  may be issued with a renew-till equal
                                  to the the requested endtime.  The
                                  value of the renew-till field may
                                  still be limited by local limits, or
                                  limits selected by the individual
                                  principal or server.

             28      ENC-TKT-IN-SKEY This option is used only by the
                                  ticket-granting service.  The ENC-
                                  TKT-IN-SKEY option indicates that the
                                  ticket for the end server is to be



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                                  encrypted in the session key from the
                                  additional ticket-granting ticket
                                  provided.

             29      RESERVED     Reserved for future use.

             30      RENEW        This option is used only by the
                                  ticket-granting service.  The RENEW
                                  option indicates that the present
                                  request is for a renewal.  The ticket
                                  provided is encrypted in the secret
                                  key for the server on which it is
                                  valid.  This option will only be
                                  honored if the ticket to be renewed
                                  has its RENEWABLE flag set and if the
                                  time in its renew till field has not
                                  passed.  The ticket to be renewed is
                                  passed in the padata field as part of
                                  the authentication header.

             31      VALIDATE     This option is used only by the
                                  ticket-granting service.  The VALIDATE
                                  option indicates that the request is
                                  to validate a postdated ticket.  It
                                  will only be honored if the ticket
                                  presented is postdated, presently has
                                  its INVALID flag set, and would be
                                  otherwise usable at this time.  A
                                  ticket cannot be validated before its
                                  starttime.  The ticket presented for
                                  validation is encrypted in the key of
                                  the server for which it is valid and
                                  is passed in the padata field as part
                                  of the authentication header.

   cname and sname These fields are the same as those described for the
             ticket in section 5.3.1.  sname may only be absent when the
             ENC-TKT-IN-SKEY option is specified.  If absent, the name
             of the server is taken from the name of the client in the
             ticket passed as additional-tickets.

   enc-authorization-data The enc-authorization-data, if present (and it
             can only be present in the TGS_REQ form), is an encoding of
             the desired authorization-data encrypted under the sub-
             session key if present in the Authenticator, or
             alternatively from the session key in the ticket-granting
             ticket, both from the padata field in the KRB_AP_REQ.




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   realm     This field specifies the realm part of the server's
             principal identifier. In the AS exchange, this is also the
             realm part of the client's principal identifier.

   from      This field is included in the KRB_AS_REQ and KRB_TGS_REQ
             ticket requests when the requested ticket is to be
             postdated.  It specifies the desired start time for the
             requested ticket.

   till      This field contains the expiration date requested by the
             client in a ticket request.

   rtime     This field is the requested renew-till time sent from a
             client to the KDC in a ticket request.  It is optional.

   nonce     This field is part of the KDC request and response.  It it
             intended to hold a random number generated by the client.
             If the same number is included in the encrypted response
             from the KDC, it provides evidence that the response is
             fresh and has not been replayed by an attacker.  Nonces
             must never be re-used.  Ideally, it should be gen erated
             randomly, but if the correct time is known, it may suffice
             (Note, however, that if the time is used as the nonce, one
             must make sure that the workstation time is monotonically
             increasing.  If the time is ever reset backwards, there is
             a small, but finite, probability that a nonce will be
             reused.).

   etype     This field specifies the desired encryption algorithm to be
             used in the response.

   addresses This field is included in the initial request for tickets,
             and optionally included in requests for additional tickets
             from the ticket-granting server.  It specifies the
             addresses from which the requested ticket is to be valid.
             Normally it includes the addresses for the client's host.
             If a proxy is requested, this field will contain other
             addresses.  The contents of this field are usually copied
             by the KDC into the caddr field of the resulting ticket.

   additional-tickets Additional tickets may be optionally included in a
             request to the ticket-granting server.  If the ENC-TKT-IN-
             SKEY option has been specified, then the session key from
             the additional ticket will be used in place of the server's
             key to encrypt the new ticket.  If more than one option
             which requires additional tickets has been specified, then
             the additional tickets are used in the order specified by
             the ordering of the options bits (see kdc-options, above).



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   The application code will be either ten (10) or twelve (12) depending
   on whether the request is for an initial ticket (AS-REQ) or for an
   additional ticket (TGS-REQ).

   The optional fields (addresses, authorization-data and additional-
   tickets) are only included if necessary to perform the operation
   specified in the kdc-options field.

   It should be noted that in KRB_TGS_REQ, the protocol version number
   appears twice and two different message types appear: the KRB_TGS_REQ
   message contains these fields as does the authentication header
   (KRB_AP_REQ) that is passed in the padata field.

5.4.2. KRB_KDC_REP definition

   The KRB_KDC_REP message format is used for the reply from the KDC for
   either an initial (AS) request or a subsequent (TGS) request.  There
   is no message type for KRB_KDC_REP.  Instead, the type will be either
   KRB_AS_REP or KRB_TGS_REP.  The key used to encrypt the ciphertext
   part of the reply depends on the message type.  For KRB_AS_REP, the
   ciphertext is encrypted in the client's secret key, and the client's
   key version number is included in the key version number for the
   encrypted data.  For KRB_TGS_REP, the ciphertext is encrypted in the
   sub-session key from the Authenticator, or if absent, the session key
   from the ticket-granting ticket used in the request.  In that case,
   no version number will be present in the EncryptedData sequence.

   The KRB_KDC_REP message contains the following fields:

   AS-REP ::=    [APPLICATION 11] KDC-REP
   TGS-REP ::=   [APPLICATION 13] KDC-REP

   KDC-REP ::=   SEQUENCE {
                 pvno[0]                    INTEGER,
                 msg-type[1]                INTEGER,
                 padata[2]                  SEQUENCE OF PA-DATA OPTIONAL,
                 crealm[3]                  Realm,
                 cname[4]                   PrincipalName,
                 ticket[5]                  Ticket,
                 enc-part[6]                EncryptedData
   }

   EncASRepPart ::=    [APPLICATION 25[25]] EncKDCRepPart
   EncTGSRepPart ::=   [APPLICATION 26] EncKDCRepPart

   EncKDCRepPart ::=   SEQUENCE {
               key[0]                       EncryptionKey,
               last-req[1]                  LastReq,



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               nonce[2]                     INTEGER,
               key-expiration[3]            KerberosTime OPTIONAL,
               flags[4]                     TicketFlags,
               authtime[5]                  KerberosTime,
               starttime[6]                 KerberosTime OPTIONAL,
               endtime[7]                   KerberosTime,
               renew-till[8]                KerberosTime OPTIONAL,
               srealm[9]                    Realm,
               sname[10]                    PrincipalName,
               caddr[11]                    HostAddresses OPTIONAL
   }

   NOTE: In EncASRepPart, the application code in the encrypted
         part of a message provides an additional check that
         the message was decrypted properly.

   pvno and msg-type These fields are described above in section 5.4.1.
             msg-type is either KRB_AS_REP or KRB_TGS_REP.

   padata    This field is described in detail in section 5.4.1.  One
             possible use for this field is to encode an alternate
             "mix-in" string to be used with a string-to-key algorithm
             (such as is described in section 6.3.2). This ability is
             useful to ease transitions if a realm name needs to change
             (e.g., when a company is acquired); in such a case all
             existing password-derived entries in the KDC database would
             be flagged as needing a special mix-in string until the
             next password change.

   crealm, cname, srealm and sname These fields are the same as those
             described for the ticket in section 5.3.1.

   ticket    The newly-issued ticket, from section 5.3.1.

   enc-part  This field is a place holder for the ciphertext and related
             information that forms the encrypted part of a message.
             The description of the encrypted part of the message
             follows each appearance of this field.  The encrypted part
             is encoded as described in section 6.1.

   key       This field is the same as described for the ticket in
             section 5.3.1.

   last-req  This field is returned by the KDC and specifies the time(s)
             of the last request by a principal.  Depending on what
             information is available, this might be the last time that
             a request for a ticket-granting ticket was made, or the
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             was successful.  It also might cover all servers for a
             realm, or just the particular server. Some implementations
             may display this information to the user to aid in
             discovering unauthorized use of one's identity.  It is
             similar in spirit to the last login time displayed when
             logging into timesharing systems.

   nonce     This field is described above in section 5.4.1.

   key-expiration The key-expiration field is part of the response from
             the KDC and specifies the time that the client's secret key
             is due to expire.  The expiration might be the result of
             password aging or an account expiration.  This field will
             usually be left out of the TGS reply since the response to
             the TGS request is encrypted in a session key and no client
             information need be retrieved from the KDC database.  It is
             up to the application client (usually the login program) to
             take appropriate action (such as notifying the user) if the
             expira    tion time is imminent.

   flags, authtime, starttime, endtime, renew-till and caddr These
             fields are duplicates of those found in the encrypted
             portion of the attached ticket (see section 5.3.1),
             provided so the client may verify they match the intended
             request and to assist in proper ticket caching.  If the
             message is of type KRB_TGS_REP, the caddr field will only
             be filled in if the request was for a proxy or forwarded
             ticket, or if the user is substituting a subset of the
             addresses from the ticket granting ticket.  If the client-
             requested addresses are not present or not used, then the
             addresses contained in the ticket will be the same as those
             included in the ticket-granting ticket.

5.5.  Client/Server (CS) message specifications

   This section specifies the format of the messages used for the
   authentication of the client to the application server.

5.5.1. KRB_AP_REQ definition

   The KRB_AP_REQ message contains the Kerberos protocol version number,
   the message type KRB_AP_REQ, an options field to indicate any options
   in use, and the ticket and authenticator themselves.  The KRB_AP_REQ
   message is often referred to as the "authentication header".

   AP-REQ ::=      [APPLICATION 14] SEQUENCE {
                   pvno[0]                       INTEGER,
                   msg-type[1]                   INTEGER,



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                   ap-options[2]                 APOptions,
                   ticket[3]                     Ticket,
                   authenticator[4]              EncryptedData
   }

   APOptions ::=   BIT STRING {
                   reserved(0),
                   use-session-key(1),
                   mutual-required(2)
   }

   pvno and msg-type These fields are described above in section 5.4.1.
             msg-type is KRB_AP_REQ.

   ap-options This field appears in the application request (KRB_AP_REQ)
             and affects the way the request is processed.  It is a
             bit-field, where the selected options are indicated by the
             bit being set (1), and the unselected options and reserved
             fields being reset (0).  The encoding of the bits is
             specified in section 5.2.  The meanings of the options are:

             Bit(s)  Name           Description

             0       RESERVED       Reserved for future expansion of
                                  this field.

             1       USE-SESSION-KEYThe USE-SESSION-KEY option indicates
                                  that the ticket the client is
                                  presenting to a server is encrypted in
                                  the session key from the server's
                                  ticket-granting ticket. When this
                                  option is not specified, the ticket is
                                  encrypted in the server's secret key.

             2       MUTUAL-REQUIREDThe MUTUAL-REQUIRED option tells the
                                  server that the client requires mutual
                                  authentication, and that it must
                                  respond with a KRB_AP_REP message.

             3-31    RESERVED       Reserved for future use.

   ticket    This field is a ticket authenticating the client to the
             server.

   authenticator This contains the authenticator, which includes the
             client's choice of a subkey.  Its encoding is described in
             section 5.3.2.




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5.5.2.  KRB_AP_REP definition

   The KRB_AP_REP message contains the Kerberos protocol version number,
   the message type, and an encrypted timestamp. The message is sent in
   in response to an application request (KRB_AP_REQ) where the mutual
   authentication option has been selected in the ap-options field.

   AP-REP ::=         [APPLICATION 15] SEQUENCE {
              pvno[0]                   INTEGER,
              msg-type[1]               INTEGER,
              enc-part[2]               EncryptedData
   }

   EncAPRepPart ::=   [APPLICATION 27]     SEQUENCE {
              ctime[0]                  KerberosTime,
              cusec[1]                  INTEGER,
              subkey[2]                 EncryptionKey OPTIONAL,
              seq-number[3]             INTEGER OPTIONAL
   }

   NOTE: in EncAPRepPart, the application code in the encrypted part of
   a message provides an additional check that the message was decrypted
   properly.

   The encoded EncAPRepPart is encrypted in the shared session key of
   the ticket.  The optional subkey field can be used in an
   application-arranged negotiation to choose a per association session
   key.

   pvno and msg-type These fields are described above in section 5.4.1.
             msg-type is KRB_AP_REP.

   enc-part  This field is described above in section 5.4.2.

   ctime     This field contains the current time on the client's host.

   cusec     This field contains the microsecond part of the client's
             timestamp.

   subkey    This field contains an encryption key which is to be used
             to protect this specific application session.  See section
             3.2.6 for specifics on how this field is used to negotiate
             a key.  Unless an application specifies otherwise, if this
             field is left out, the sub-session key from the
             authenticator, or if also left out, the session key from
             the ticket will be used.





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5.5.3. Error message reply

   If an error occurs while processing the application request, the
   KRB_ERROR message will be sent in response.  See section 5.9.1 for
   the format of the error message.  The cname and crealm fields may be
   left out if the server cannot determine their appropriate values from
   the corresponding KRB_AP_REQ message.  If the authenticator was
   decipherable, the ctime and cusec fields will contain the values from
   it.

5.6.  KRB_SAFE message specification

   This section specifies the format of a message that can be used by
   either side (client or server) of an application to send a tamper-
   proof message to its peer. It presumes that a session key has
   previously been exchanged (for example, by using the
   KRB_AP_REQ/KRB_AP_REP messages).

5.6.1. KRB_SAFE definition

   The KRB_SAFE message contains user data along with a collision-proof
   checksum keyed with the session key.  The message fields are:

   KRB-SAFE ::=        [APPLICATION 20] SEQUENCE {
               pvno[0]               INTEGER,
               msg-type[1]           INTEGER,
               safe-body[2]          KRB-SAFE-BODY,
               cksum[3]              Checksum
   }

   KRB-SAFE-BODY ::=   SEQUENCE {
               user-data[0]          OCTET STRING,
               timestamp[1]          KerberosTime OPTIONAL,
               usec[2]               INTEGER OPTIONAL,
               seq-number[3]         INTEGER OPTIONAL,
               s-address[4]          HostAddress,
               r-address[5]          HostAddress OPTIONAL
   }

   pvno and msg-type These fields are described above in section 5.4.1.
             msg-type is KRB_SAFE.

   safe-body This field is a placeholder for the body of the KRB-SAFE
             message.  It is to be encoded separately and then have the
             checksum computed over it, for use in the cksum field.

   cksum     This field contains the checksum of the application data.
             Checksum details are described in section 6.4.  The



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             checksum is computed over the encoding of the KRB-SAFE-BODY
             sequence.

   user-data This field is part of the KRB_SAFE and KRB_PRIV messages
             and contain the application specific data that is being
             passed from the sender to the recipient.

   timestamp This field is part of the KRB_SAFE and KRB_PRIV messages.
             Its contents are the current time as known by the sender of
             the message. By checking the timestamp, the recipient of
             the message is able to make sure that it was recently
             generated, and is not a replay.

   usec      This field is part of the KRB_SAFE and KRB_PRIV headers.
             It contains the microsecond part of the timestamp.

   seq-number This field is described above in section 5.3.2.

   s-address This field specifies the address in use by the sender of
             the message.

   r-address This field specifies the address in use by the recipient of
             the message.  It may be omitted for some uses (such as
             broadcast protocols), but the recipient may arbitrarily
             reject such messages.  This field along with s-address can
             be used to help detect messages which have been incorrectly
             or maliciously delivered to the wrong recipient.

5.7.  KRB_PRIV message specification

   This section specifies the format of a message that can be used by
   either side (client or server) of an application to securely and
   privately send a message to its peer.  It presumes that a session key
   has previously been exchanged (for example, by using the
   KRB_AP_REQ/KRB_AP_REP messages).

5.7.1. KRB_PRIV definition

   The KRB_PRIV message contains user data encrypted in the Session Key.
   The message fields are:

   KRB-PRIV ::=         [APPLICATION 21] SEQUENCE {
                pvno[0]                   INTEGER,
                msg-type[1]               INTEGER,
                enc-part[3]               EncryptedData
   }





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   EncKrbPrivPart ::=   [APPLICATION 28] SEQUENCE {
                user-data[0]              OCTET STRING,
                timestamp[1]              KerberosTime OPTIONAL,
                usec[2]                   INTEGER OPTIONAL,
                seq-number[3]             INTEGER OPTIONAL,
                s-address[4]              HostAddress, -- sender's addr
                r-address[5]              HostAddress OPTIONAL
                                                      -- recip's addr
   }

   NOTE: In EncKrbPrivPart, the application code in the encrypted part
   of a message provides an additional check that the message was
   decrypted properly.

   pvno and msg-type These fields are described above in section 5.4.1.
             msg-type is KRB_PRIV.

   enc-part  This field holds an encoding of the EncKrbPrivPart sequence
             encrypted under the session key (If supported by the
             encryption method in use, an initialization vector may be
             passed to the encryption procedure, in order to achieve
             proper cipher chaining.  The initialization vector might
             come from the last block of the ciphertext from the
             previous KRB_PRIV message, but it is the application's
             choice whether or not to use such an initialization vector.
             If left out, the default initialization vector for the
             encryption algorithm will be used.).  This encrypted
             encoding is used for the enc-part field of the KRB-PRIV
             message.  See section 6 for the format of the ciphertext.

   user-data, timestamp, usec, s-address and r-address These fields are
             described above in section 5.6.1.

   seq-number This field is described above in section 5.3.2.

5.8.  KRB_CRED message specification

   This section specifies the format of a message that can be used to
   send Kerberos credentials from one principal to another.  It is
   presented here to encourage a common mechanism to be used by
   applications when forwarding tickets or providing proxies to
   subordinate servers.  It presumes that a session key has already been
   exchanged perhaps by using the KRB_AP_REQ/KRB_AP_REP messages.

5.8.1. KRB_CRED definition

   The KRB_CRED message contains a sequence of tickets to be sent and
   information needed to use the tickets, including the session key from



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   each.  The information needed to use the tickets is encryped under an
   encryption key previously exchanged.  The message fields are:

   KRB-CRED         ::= [APPLICATION 22]   SEQUENCE {
                    pvno[0]                INTEGER,
                    msg-type[1]            INTEGER, -- KRB_CRED
                    tickets[2]             SEQUENCE OF Ticket,
                    enc-part[3]            EncryptedData
   }

   EncKrbCredPart   ::= [APPLICATION 29]   SEQUENCE {
                    ticket-info[0]         SEQUENCE OF KrbCredInfo,
                    nonce[1]               INTEGER OPTIONAL,
                    timestamp[2]           KerberosTime OPTIONAL,
                    usec[3]                INTEGER OPTIONAL,
                    s-address[4]           HostAddress OPTIONAL,
                    r-address[5]           HostAddress OPTIONAL
   }

   KrbCredInfo      ::=                    SEQUENCE {
                    key[0]                 EncryptionKey,
                    prealm[1]              Realm OPTIONAL,
                    pname[2]               PrincipalName OPTIONAL,
                    flags[3]               TicketFlags OPTIONAL,
                    authtime[4]            KerberosTime OPTIONAL,
                    starttime[5]           KerberosTime OPTIONAL,
                    endtime[6]             KerberosTime OPTIONAL
                    renew-till[7]          KerberosTime OPTIONAL,
                    srealm[8]              Realm OPTIONAL,
                    sname[9]               PrincipalName OPTIONAL,
                    caddr[10]              HostAddresses OPTIONAL
   }


   pvno and msg-type These fields are described above in section 5.4.1.
             msg-type is KRB_CRED.

   tickets
               These are the tickets obtained from the KDC specifically
             for use by the intended recipient.  Successive tickets are
             paired with the corresponding KrbCredInfo sequence from the
             enc-part of the KRB-CRED message.

   enc-part  This field holds an encoding of the EncKrbCredPart sequence
             encrypted under the session key shared between the sender
             and the intended recipient.  This encrypted encoding is
             used for the enc-part field of the KRB-CRED message.  See
             section 6 for the format of the ciphertext.



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   nonce     If practical, an application may require the inclusion of a
             nonce generated by the recipient of the message. If the
             same value is included as the nonce in the message, it
             provides evidence that the message is fresh and has not
             been replayed by an attacker.  A nonce must never be re-
             used; it should be generated randomly by the recipient of
             the message and provided to the sender of the mes  sage in
             an application specific manner.

   timestamp and usec These fields specify the time that the KRB-CRED
             message was generated.  The time is used to provide
             assurance that the message is fresh.

   s-address and r-address These fields are described above in section
             5.6.1.  They are used optionally to provide additional
             assurance of the integrity of the KRB-CRED message.

   key       This field exists in the corresponding ticket passed by the
             KRB-CRED message and is used to pass the session key from
             the sender to the intended recipient.  The field's encoding
             is described in section 6.2.

   The following fields are optional.   If present, they can be
   associated with the credentials in the remote ticket file.  If left
   out, then it is assumed that the recipient of the credentials already
   knows their value.

   prealm and pname The name and realm of the delegated principal
             identity.

   flags, authtime,  starttime,  endtime, renew-till,  srealm, sname,
             and caddr These fields contain the values of the
             corresponding fields from the ticket found in the ticket
             field.  Descriptions of the fields are identical to the
             descriptions in the KDC-REP message.

5.9.  Error message specification

   This section specifies the format for the KRB_ERROR message.  The
   fields included in the message are intended to return as much
   information as possible about an error.  It is not expected that all
   the information required by the fields will be available for all
   types of errors.  If the appropriate information is not available
   when the message is composed, the corresponding field will be left
   out of the message.

   Note that since the KRB_ERROR message is not protected by any
   encryption, it is quite possible for an intruder to synthesize or



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   modify such a message.  In particular, this means that the client
   should not use any fields in this message for security-critical
   purposes, such as setting a system clock or generating a fresh
   authenticator.  The message can be useful, however, for advising a
   user on the reason for some failure.

5.9.1. KRB_ERROR definition

   The KRB_ERROR message consists of the following fields:

   KRB-ERROR ::=   [APPLICATION 30] SEQUENCE {
                   pvno[0]               INTEGER,
                   msg-type[1]           INTEGER,
                   ctime[2]              KerberosTime OPTIONAL,
                   cusec[3]              INTEGER OPTIONAL,
                   stime[4]              KerberosTime,
                   susec[5]              INTEGER,
                   error-code[6]         INTEGER,
                   crealm[7]             Realm OPTIONAL,
                   cname[8]              PrincipalName OPTIONAL,
                   realm[9]              Realm, -- Correct realm
                   sname[10]             PrincipalName, -- Correct name
                   e-text[11]            GeneralString OPTIONAL,
                   e-data[12]            OCTET STRING OPTIONAL
   }

   pvno and msg-type These fields are described above in section 5.4.1.
             msg-type is KRB_ERROR.

   ctime     This field is described above in section 5.4.1.

   cusec     This field is described above in section 5.5.2.

   stime     This field contains the current time on the server.  It is
             of type KerberosTime.

   susec     This field contains the microsecond part of the server's
             timestamp.  Its value ranges from 0 to 999. It appears
             along with stime. The two fields are used in conjunction to
             specify a reasonably accurate timestamp.

   error-code This field contains the error code returned by Kerberos or
             the server when a request fails.  To interpret the value of
             this field see the list of error codes in section 8.
             Implementations are encouraged to provide for national
             language support in the display of error messages.

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             section 5.3.1.

   e-text    This field contains additional text to help explain the
             error code associated with the failed request (for example,
             it might include a principal name which was unknown).

   e-data    This field contains additional data about the error for use
             by the application to help it recover from or handle the
             error.  If the errorcode is KDC_ERR_PREAUTH_REQUIRED, then
             the e-data field will contain an encoding of a sequence of
             padata fields, each corresponding to an acceptable pre-
             authentication method and optionally containing data for
             the method:

      METHOD-DATA ::=    SEQUENCE of PA-DATA

   If the error-code is KRB_AP_ERR_METHOD, then the e-data field will
   contain an encoding of the following sequence:

      METHOD-DATA ::=    SEQUENCE {
                         method-type[0]   INTEGER,
                         method-data[1]   OCTET STRING OPTIONAL
       }

   method-type will indicate the required alternate method; method-data
   will contain any required additional information.

6.  Encryption and Checksum Specifications

   The Kerberos protocols described in this document are designed to use
   stream encryption ciphers, which can be simulated using commonly
   available block encryption ciphers, such as the Data Encryption
   Standard [11], in conjunction with block chaining and checksum
   methods [12].  Encryption is used to prove the identities of the
   network entities participating in message exchanges.  The Key
   Distribution Center for each realm is trusted by all principals
   registered in that realm to store a secret key in confidence.  Proof
   of knowledge of this secret key is used to verify the authenticity of
   a principal.

   The KDC uses the principal's secret key (in the AS exchange) or a
   shared session key (in the TGS exchange) to encrypt responses to
   ticket requests; the ability to obtain the secret key or session key
   implies the knowledge of the appropriate keys and the identity of the
   KDC. The ability of a principal to decrypt the KDC response and
   present a Ticket and a properly formed Authenticator (generated with
   the session key from the KDC response) to a service verifies the
   identity of the principal; likewise the ability of the service to



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   extract the session key from the Ticket and prove its knowledge
   thereof in a response verifies the identity of the service.

   The Kerberos protocols generally assume that the encryption used is
   secure from cryptanalysis; however, in some cases, the order of
   fields in the encrypted portions of messages are arranged to minimize
   the effects of poorly chosen keys.  It is still important to choose
   good keys.  If keys are derived from user-typed passwords, those
   passwords need to be well chosen to make brute force attacks more
   difficult.  Poorly chosen keys still make easy targets for intruders.

   The following sections specify the encryption and checksum mechanisms
   currently defined for Kerberos.  The encodings, chaining, and padding
   requirements for each are described.  For encryption methods, it is
   often desirable to place random information (often referred to as a
   confounder) at the start of the message.  The requirements for a
   confounder are specified with each encryption mechanism.

   Some encryption systems use a block-chaining method to improve the
   the security characteristics of the ciphertext.  However, these
   chaining methods often don't provide an integrity check upon
   decryption.  Such systems (such as DES in CBC mode) must be augmented
   with a checksum of the plaintext which can be verified at decryption
   and used to detect any tampering or damage.  Such checksums should be
   good at detecting burst errors in the input.  If any damage is
   detected, the decryption routine is expected to return an error
   indicating the failure of an integrity check. Each encryption type is
   expected to provide and verify an appropriate checksum. The
   specification of each encryption method sets out its checksum
   requirements.

   Finally, where a key is to be derived from a user's password, an
   algorithm for converting the password to a key of the appropriate
   type is included.  It is desirable for the string to key function to
   be one-way, and for the mapping to be different in different realms.
   This is important because users who are registered in more than one
   realm will often use the same password in each, and it is desirable
   that an attacker compromising the Kerberos server in one realm not
   obtain or derive the user's key in another.

   For a discussion of the integrity characteristics of the candidate
   encryption and checksum methods considered for Kerberos, the the
   reader is referred to [13].

6.1.  Encryption Specifications

   The following ASN.1 definition describes all encrypted messages.  The
   enc-part field which appears in the unencrypted part of messages in



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   section 5 is a sequence consisting of an encryption type, an optional
   key version number, and the ciphertext.

   EncryptedData ::=   SEQUENCE {
                       etype[0]     INTEGER, -- EncryptionType
                       kvno[1]      INTEGER OPTIONAL,
                       cipher[2]    OCTET STRING -- ciphertext
   }

   etype     This field identifies which encryption algorithm was used
             to encipher the cipher.  Detailed specifications for
             selected encryption types appear later in this section.

   kvno      This field contains the version number of the key under
             which data is encrypted.  It is only present in messages
             encrypted under long lasting keys, such as principals'
             secret keys.

   cipher    This field contains the enciphered text, encoded as an
             OCTET STRING.

   The cipher field is generated by applying the specified encryption
   algorithm to data composed of the message and algorithm-specific
   inputs.  Encryption mechanisms defined for use with Kerberos must
   take sufficient measures to guarantee the integrity of the plaintext,
   and we recommend they also take measures to protect against
   precomputed dictionary attacks.  If the encryption algorithm is not
   itself capable of doing so, the protections can often be enhanced by
   adding a checksum and a confounder.

   The suggested format for the data to be encrypted includes a
   confounder, a checksum, the encoded plaintext, and any necessary
   padding.  The msg-seq field contains the part of the protocol message
   described in section 5 which is to be encrypted.  The confounder,
   checksum, and padding are all untagged and untyped, and their length
   is exactly sufficient to hold the appropriate item.  The type and
   length is implicit and specified by the particular encryption type
   being used (etype).  The format for the data to be encrypted is
   described in the following diagram:

         +-----------+----------+-------------+-----+
         |confounder |   check  |   msg-seq   | pad |
         +-----------+----------+-------------+-----+

   The format cannot be described in ASN.1, but for those who prefer an
   ASN.1-like notation:





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CipherText ::=   ENCRYPTED       SEQUENCE {
         confounder[0]   UNTAGGED OCTET STRING(conf_length)     OPTIONAL,
         check[1]        UNTAGGED OCTET STRING(checksum_length) OPTIONAL,
         msg-seq[2]      MsgSequence,
         pad             UNTAGGED OCTET STRING(pad_length) OPTIONAL
}

   In the above specification, UNTAGGED OCTET STRING(length) is the
   notation for an octet string with its tag and length removed.  It is
   not a valid ASN.1 type.  The tag bits and length must be removed from
   the confounder since the purpose of the confounder is so that the
   message starts with random data, but the tag and its length are
   fixed.  For other fields, the length and tag would be redundant if
   they were included because they are specified by the encryption type.

   One generates a random confounder of the appropriate length, placing
   it in confounder; zeroes out check; calculates the appropriate
   checksum over confounder, check, and msg-seq, placing the result in
   check; adds the necessary padding; then encrypts using the specified
   encryption type and the appropriate key.

   Unless otherwise specified, a definition of an encryption algorithm
   that specifies a checksum, a length for the confounder field, or an
   octet boundary for padding uses this ciphertext format (The ordering
   of the fields in the CipherText is important.  Additionally, messages
   encoded in this format must include a length as part of the msg-seq
   field.  This allows the recipient to verify that the message has not
   been truncated.  Without a length, an attacker could use a chosen
   plaintext attack to generate a message which could be truncated,
   while leaving the checksum intact.  Note that if the msg-seq is an
   encoding of an ASN.1 SEQUENCE or OCTET STRING, then the length is
   part of that encoding.). Those fields which are not specified will be
   omitted.

   In the interest of allowing all implementations using a particular
   encryption type to communicate with all others using that type, the
   specification of an encryption type defines any checksum that is
   needed as part of the encryption process.  If an alternative checksum
   is to be used, a new encryption type must be defined.

   Some cryptosystems require additional information beyond the key and
   the data to be encrypted. For example, DES, when used in cipher-
   block-chaining mode, requires an initialization vector.  If required,
   the description for each encryption type must specify the source of
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6.2.  Encryption Keys

   The sequence below shows the encoding of an encryption key:

          EncryptionKey ::=   SEQUENCE {
                              keytype[0]    INTEGER,
                              keyvalue[1]   OCTET STRING
          }

   keytype   This field specifies the type of encryption key that
             follows in the keyvalue field.  It will almost always
             correspond to the encryption algorithm used to generate the
             EncryptedData, though more than one algorithm may use the
             same type of key (the mapping is many to one).  This might
             happen, for example, if the encryption algorithm uses an
             alternate checksum algorithm for an integrity check, or a
             different chaining mechanism.

   keyvalue  This field contains the key itself, encoded as an octet
             string.

   All negative values for the  encryption key type are reserved for
   local use.  All non-negative values are reserved for officially
   assigned type fields and interpretations.

6.3.  Encryption Systems

6.3.1. The NULL Encryption System (null)

   If no encryption is in use, the encryption system is said to be the
   NULL encryption system.  In the NULL encryption system there is no
   checksum, confounder or padding.  The ciphertext is simply the
   plaintext.  The NULL Key is used by the null encryption system and is
   zero octets in length, with keytype zero (0).

6.3.2. DES in CBC mode with a CRC-32 checksum (des-cbc-crc)

   The des-cbc-crc encryption mode encrypts information under the Data
   Encryption Standard [11] using the cipher block chaining mode [12].
   A CRC-32 checksum (described in ISO 3309 [14]) is applied to the
   confounder and message sequence (msg-seq) and placed in the cksum
   field.  DES blocks are 8 bytes.  As a result, the data to be
   encrypted (the concatenation of confounder, checksum, and message)
   must be padded to an 8 byte boundary before encryption.  The details
   of the encryption of this data are identical to those for the des-
   cbc-md5 encryption mode.

   Note that, since the CRC-32 checksum is not collisionproof, an



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   attacker could use a probabilistic chosenplaintext attack to generate
   a valid message even if a confounder is used [13]. The use of
   collision-proof checksums is recommended for environments where such
   attacks represent a significant threat.  The use of the CRC-32 as the
   checksum for ticket or authenticator is no longer mandated as an
   interoperability requirement for Kerberos Version 5 Specification 1
   (See section 9.1 for specific details).

6.3.3. DES in CBC mode with an MD4 checksum (des-cbc-md4)

   The des-cbc-md4 encryption mode encrypts information under the Data
   Encryption Standard [11] using the cipher block chaining mode [12].
   An MD4 checksum (described in [15]) is applied to the confounder and
   message sequence (msg-seq) and placed in the cksum field.  DES blocks
   are 8 bytes.  As a result, the data to be encrypted (the
   concatenation of confounder, checksum, and message) must be padded to
   an 8 byte boundary before encryption.  The details of the encryption
   of this data are identical to those for the descbc-md5 encryption
   mode.

6.3.4. DES in CBC mode with an MD5 checksum (des-cbc-md5)

   The des-cbc-md5 encryption mode encrypts information under the Data
   Encryption Standard [11] using the cipher block chaining mode [12].
   An MD5 checksum (described in [16]) is applied to the confounder and
   message sequence (msg-seq) and placed in the cksum field.  DES blocks
   are 8 bytes.  As a result, the data to be encrypted (the
   concatenation of confounder, checksum, and message) must be padded to
   an 8 byte boundary before encryption.

   Plaintext and DES ciphtertext are encoded as 8-octet blocks which are
   concatenated to make the 64-bit inputs for the DES algorithms.  The
   first octet supplies the 8 most significant bits (with the octet's
   MSbit used as the DES input block's MSbit, etc.), the second octet
   the next 8 bits, ..., and the eighth octet supplies the 8 least
   significant bits.

   Encryption under DES using cipher block chaining requires an
   additional input in the form of an initialization vector.  Unless
   otherwise specified, zero should be used as the initialization
   vector.  Kerberos' use of DES requires an 8-octet confounder.

   The DES specifications identify some "weak" and "semiweak" keys;
   those keys shall not be used for encrypting messages for use in
   Kerberos.  Additionally, because of the way that keys are derived for
   the encryption of checksums, keys shall not be used that yield "weak"
   or "semi-weak" keys when eXclusive-ORed with the constant
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   A DES key is 8 octets of data, with keytype one (1).  This consists
   of 56 bits of key, and 8 parity bits (one per octet).  The key is
   encoded as a series of 8 octets written in MSB-first order. The bits
   within the key are also encoded in MSB order.  For example, if the
   encryption key is:
   (B1,B2,...,B7,P1,B8,...,B14,P2,B15,...,B49,P7,B50,...,B56,P8) where
   B1,B2,...,B56 are the key bits in MSB order, and P1,P2,...,P8 are the
   parity bits, the first octet of the key would be B1,B2,...,B7,P1
   (with B1 as the MSbit).  [See the FIPS 81 introduction for
   reference.]

   To generate a DES key from a text string (password), the text string
   normally must have the realm and each component of the principal's
   name appended(In some cases, it may be necessary to use a different
   "mix-in" string for compatibility reasons; see the discussion of
   padata in section 5.4.2.), then padded with ASCII nulls to an 8 byte
   boundary.  This string is then fan-folded and eXclusive-ORed with
   itself to form an 8 byte DES key.  The parity is corrected on the
   key, and it is used to generate a DES CBC checksum on the initial
   string (with the realm and name appended).  Next, parity is corrected
   on the CBC checksum.  If the result matches a "weak" or "semiweak"
   key as described in the DES specification, it is eXclusive-ORed with
   the constant 00000000000000F0.  Finally, the result is returned as
   the key.  Pseudocode follows:

        string_to_key(string,realm,name) {
             odd = 1;
             s = string + realm;
             for(each component in name) {
                  s = s + component;
             }
             tempkey = NULL;
             pad(s); /* with nulls to 8 byte boundary */
             for(8byteblock in s) {
                  if(odd == 0)  {
                      odd = 1;
                      reverse(8byteblock)
                  }
                  else odd = 0;
                  tempkey = tempkey XOR 8byteblock;
             }
             fixparity(tempkey);
             key = DES-CBC-check(s,tempkey);
             fixparity(key);
             if(is_weak_key_key(key))
                  key = key XOR 0xF0;
             return(key);
        }



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6.4.  Checksums

   The following is the ASN.1 definition used for a checksum:

            Checksum ::=   SEQUENCE {
                           cksumtype[0]   INTEGER,
                           checksum[1]    OCTET STRING
            }

   cksumtype This field indicates the algorithm used to generate the
             accompanying checksum.

   checksum  This field contains the checksum itself, encoded
             as an octet string.

   Detailed specification of selected checksum types appear later in
   this section.  Negative values for the checksum type are reserved for
   local use.  All non-negative values are reserved for officially
   assigned type fields and interpretations.

   Checksums used by Kerberos can be classified by two properties:
   whether they are collision-proof, and whether they are keyed.  It is
   infeasible to find two plaintexts which generate the same checksum
   value for a collision-proof checksum.  A key is required to perturb
   or initialize the algorithm in a keyed checksum.  To prevent
   message-stream modification by an active attacker, unkeyed checksums
   should only be used when the checksum and message will be
   subsequently encrypted (e.g., the checksums defined as part of the
   encryption algorithms covered earlier in this section).  Collision-
   proof checksums can be made tamper-proof as well if the checksum
   value is encrypted before inclusion in a message.  In such cases, the
   composition of the checksum and the encryption algorithm must be
   considered a separate checksum algorithm (e.g., RSA-MD5 encrypted
   using DES is a new checksum algorithm of type RSA-MD5-DES).  For most
   keyed checksums, as well as for the encrypted forms of collisionproof
   checksums, Kerberos prepends a confounder before the checksum is
   calculated.

6.4.1. The CRC-32 Checksum (crc32)

   The CRC-32 checksum calculates a checksum based on a cyclic
   redundancy check as described in ISO 3309 [14].  The resulting
   checksum is four (4) octets in length.  The CRC-32 is neither keyed
   nor collision-proof.  The use of this checksum is not recommended.
   An attacker using a probabilistic chosen-plaintext attack as
   described in [13] might be able to generate an alternative message
   that satisfies the checksum.  The use of collision-proof checksums is
   recommended for environments where such attacks represent a



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   significant threat.

6.4.2. The RSA MD4 Checksum (rsa-md4)

   The RSA-MD4 checksum calculates a checksum using the RSA MD4
   algorithm [15].  The algorithm takes as input an input message of
   arbitrary length and produces as output a 128-bit (16 octet)
   checksum.  RSA-MD4 is believed to be collision-proof.

6.4.3. RSA MD4 Cryptographic Checksum Using DES (rsa-md4des)

   The RSA-MD4-DES checksum calculates a keyed collisionproof checksum
   by prepending an 8 octet confounder before the text, applying the RSA
   MD4 checksum algorithm, and encrypting the confounder and the
   checksum using DES in cipher-block-chaining (CBC) mode using a
   variant of the key, where the variant is computed by eXclusive-ORing
   the key with the constant F0F0F0F0F0F0F0F0 (A variant of the key is
   used to limit the use of a key to a particular function, separating
   the functions of generating a checksum from other encryption
   performed using the session key.  The constant F0F0F0F0F0F0F0F0 was
   chosen because it maintains key parity.  The properties of DES
   precluded the use of the complement.  The same constant is used for
   similar purpose in the Message Integrity Check in the Privacy
   Enhanced Mail standard.).  The initialization vector should be zero.
   The resulting checksum is 24 octets long (8 octets of which are
   redundant).  This checksum is tamper-proof and believed to be
   collision-proof.

   The DES specifications identify some "weak keys"; those keys shall
   not be used for generating RSA-MD4 checksums for use in Kerberos.

   The format for the checksum is described in the following diagram:

      +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--
      |  des-cbc(confounder
      +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--

                    +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
                        rsa-md4(confounder+msg),key=var(key),iv=0)  |
                    +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+

   The format cannot be described in ASN.1, but for those who prefer an
   ASN.1-like notation:

   rsa-md4-des-checksum ::=   ENCRYPTED       UNTAGGED SEQUENCE {
                              confounder[0]   UNTAGGED OCTET STRING(8),
                              check[1]        UNTAGGED OCTET STRING(16)
   }



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6.4.4. The RSA MD5 Checksum (rsa-md5)

   The RSA-MD5 checksum calculates a checksum using the RSA MD5
   algorithm [16].  The algorithm takes as input an input message of
   arbitrary length and produces as output a 128-bit (16 octet)
   checksum.  RSA-MD5 is believed to be collision-proof.

6.4.5. RSA MD5 Cryptographic Checksum Using DES (rsa-md5des)

   The RSA-MD5-DES checksum calculates a keyed collisionproof checksum
   by prepending an 8 octet confounder before the text, applying the RSA
   MD5 checksum algorithm, and encrypting the confounder and the
   checksum using DES in cipher-block-chaining (CBC) mode using a
   variant of the key, where the variant is computed by eXclusive-ORing
   the key with the constant F0F0F0F0F0F0F0F0.  The initialization
   vector should be zero.  The resulting checksum is 24 octets long (8
   octets of which are redundant).  This checksum is tamper-proof and
   believed to be collision-proof.

   The DES specifications identify some "weak keys"; those keys shall
   not be used for encrypting RSA-MD5 checksums for use in Kerberos.

   The format for the checksum is described in the following diagram:

      +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--
      |  des-cbc(confounder
      +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--

                     +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
                         rsa-md5(confounder+msg),key=var(key),iv=0)  |
                     +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+

   The format cannot be described in ASN.1, but for those who prefer an
   ASN.1-like notation:

   rsa-md5-des-checksum ::=   ENCRYPTED       UNTAGGED SEQUENCE {
                              confounder[0]   UNTAGGED OCTET STRING(8),
                              check[1]        UNTAGGED OCTET STRING(16)
   }

6.4.6. DES cipher-block chained checksum (des-mac)

   The DES-MAC checksum is computed by prepending an 8 octet confounder
   to the plaintext, performing a DES CBC-mode encryption on the result
   using the key and an initialization vector of zero, taking the last
   block of the ciphertext, prepending the same confounder and
   encrypting the pair using DES in cipher-block-chaining (CBC) mode
   using a a variant of the key, where the variant is computed by



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   eXclusive-ORing the key with the constant F0F0F0F0F0F0F0F0.  The
   initialization vector should be zero.  The resulting checksum is 128
   bits (16 octets) long, 64 bits of which are redundant. This checksum
   is tamper-proof and collision-proof.

   The format for the checksum is described in the following diagram:

      +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--
      |   des-cbc(confounder
      +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--

                     +-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
                       des-mac(conf+msg,iv=0,key),key=var(key),iv=0) |
                     +-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+

   The format cannot be described in ASN.1, but for those who prefer an
   ASN.1-like notation:

   des-mac-checksum ::=    ENCRYPTED       UNTAGGED SEQUENCE {
                           confounder[0]   UNTAGGED OCTET STRING(8),
                           check[1]        UNTAGGED OCTET STRING(8)
   }

   The DES specifications identify some "weak" and "semiweak" keys;
   those keys shall not be used for generating DES-MAC checksums for use
   in Kerberos, nor shall a key be used whose veriant is "weak" or
   "semi-weak".

6.4.7. RSA MD4 Cryptographic Checksum Using DES alternative
       (rsa-md4-des-k)

   The RSA-MD4-DES-K checksum calculates a keyed collision-proof
   checksum by applying the RSA MD4 checksum algorithm and encrypting
   the results using DES in cipherblock-chaining (CBC) mode using a DES
   key as both key and initialization vector. The resulting checksum is
   16 octets long. This checksum is tamper-proof and believed to be
   collision-proof.  Note that this checksum type is the old method for
   encoding the RSA-MD4-DES checksum and it is no longer recommended.

6.4.8. DES cipher-block chained checksum alternative (desmac-k)

   The DES-MAC-K checksum is computed by performing a DES CBC-mode
   encryption of the plaintext, and using the last block of the
   ciphertext as the checksum value. It is keyed with an encryption key
   and an initialization vector; any uses which do not specify an
   additional initialization vector will use the key as both key and
   initialization vector.  The resulting checksum is 64 bits (8 octets)
   long. This checksum is tamper-proof and collision-proof.  Note that



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   this checksum type is the old method for encoding the DESMAC checksum
   and it is no longer recommended.

   The DES specifications identify some "weak keys"; those keys shall
   not be used for generating DES-MAC checksums for use in Kerberos.

7.  Naming Constraints

7.1.  Realm Names

   Although realm names are encoded as GeneralStrings and although a
   realm can technically select any name it chooses, interoperability
   across realm boundaries requires agreement on how realm names are to
   be assigned, and what information they imply.

   To enforce these conventions, each realm must conform to the
   conventions itself, and it must require that any realms with which
   inter-realm keys are shared also conform to the conventions and
   require the same from its neighbors.

   There are presently four styles of realm names: domain, X500, other,
   and reserved.  Examples of each style follow:

        domain:   host.subdomain.domain (example)
          X500:   C=US/O=OSF (example)
         other:   NAMETYPE:rest/of.name=without-restrictions (example)
      reserved:   reserved, but will not conflict with above

   Domain names must look like domain names: they consist of components
   separated by periods (.) and they contain neither colons (:) nor
   slashes (/).

   X.500 names contain an equal (=) and cannot contain a colon (:)
   before the equal.  The realm names for X.500 names will be string
   representations of the names with components separated by slashes.
   Leading and trailing slashes will not be included.

   Names that fall into the other category must begin with a prefix that
   contains no equal (=) or period (.) and the prefix must be followed
   by a colon (:) and the rest of the name. All prefixes must be
   assigned before they may be used.  Presently none are assigned.

   The reserved category includes strings which do not fall into the
   first three categories.  All names in this category are reserved. It
   is unlikely that names will be assigned to this category unless there
   is a very strong argument for not using the "other" category.

   These rules guarantee that there will be no conflicts between the



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   various name styles.  The following additional constraints apply to
   the assignment of realm names in the domain and X.500 categories: the
   name of a realm for the domain or X.500 formats must either be used
   by the organization owning (to whom it was assigned) an Internet
   domain name or X.500 name, or in the case that no such names are
   registered, authority to use a realm name may be derived from the
   authority of the parent realm.  For example, if there is no domain
   name for E40.MIT.EDU, then the administrator of the MIT.EDU realm can
   authorize the creation of a realm with that name.

   This is acceptable because the organization to which the parent is
   assigned is presumably the organization authorized to assign names to
   its children in the X.500 and domain name systems as well.  If the
   parent assigns a realm name without also registering it in the domain
   name or X.500 hierarchy, it is the parent's responsibility to make
   sure that there will not in the future exists a name identical to the
   realm name of the child unless it is assigned to the same entity as
   the realm name.

7.2.  Principal Names

   As was the case for realm names, conventions are needed to ensure
   that all agree on what information is implied by a principal name.
   The name-type field that is part of the principal name indicates the
   kind of information implied by the name.  The name-type should be
   treated as a hint.  Ignoring the name type, no two names can be the
   same (i.e., at least one of the components, or the realm, must be
   different).  This constraint may be eliminated in the future.  The
   following name types are defined:

      name-type      value   meaning
      NT-UNKNOWN       0     Name type not known
      NT-PRINCIPAL     1     Just the name of the principal as in
                             DCE, or for users
      NT-SRV-INST      2     Service and other unique instance (krbtgt)
      NT-SRV-HST       3     Service with host name as instance
                             (telnet, rcommands)
      NT-SRV-XHST      4     Service with host as remaining components
      NT-UID           5     Unique ID

   When a name implies no information other than its uniqueness at a
   particular time the name type PRINCIPAL should be used.  The
   principal name type should be used for users, and it might also be
   used for a unique server.  If the name is a unique machine generated
   ID that is guaranteed never to be reassigned then the name type of
   UID should be used (note that it is generally a bad idea to reassign
   names of any type since stale entries might remain in access control
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   If the first component of a name identifies a service and the
   remaining components identify an instance of the service in a server
   specified manner, then the name type of SRV-INST should be used.  An
   example of this name type is the Kerberos ticket-granting ticket
   which has a first component of krbtgt and a second component
   identifying the realm for which the ticket is valid.

   If instance is a single component following the service name and the
   instance identifies the host on which the server is running, then the
   name type SRV-HST should be used. This type is typically used for
   Internet services such as telnet and the Berkeley R commands.  If the
   separate components of the host name appear as successive components
   following the name of the service, then the name type SRVXHST should
   be used.  This type might be used to identify servers on hosts with
   X.500 names where the slash (/) might otherwise be ambiguous.

   A name type of UNKNOWN should be used when the form of the name is
   not known. When comparing names, a name of type UNKNOWN will match
   principals authenticated with names of any type.  A principal
   authenticated with a name of type UNKNOWN, however, will only match
   other names of type UNKNOWN.

   Names of any type with an initial component of "krbtgt" are reserved
   for the Kerberos ticket granting service.  See section 8.2.3 for the
   form of such names.

7.2.1. Name of server principals

   The principal identifier for a server on a host will generally be
   composed of two parts: (1) the realm of the KDC with which the server
   is registered, and (2) a two-component name of type NT-SRV-HST if the
   host name is an Internet domain name or a multi-component name of
   type NT-SRV-XHST if the name of the host is of a form such as X.500
   that allows slash (/) separators.  The first component of the two- or
   multi-component name will identify the service and the latter
   components will identify the host.  Where the name of the host is not
   case sensitive (for example, with Internet domain names) the name of
   the host must be lower case.  For services such as telnet and the
   Berkeley R commands which run with system privileges, the first
   component will be the string "host" instead of a service specific
   identifier.

8.  Constants and other defined values

8.1.  Host address types

   All negative values for the host address type are reserved for local
   use.  All non-negative values are reserved for officially assigned



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   type fields and interpretations.

   The values of the types for the following addresses are chosen to
   match the defined address family constants in the Berkeley Standard
   Distributions of Unix.  They can be found in <sys/socket.h> with
   symbolic names AF_xxx (where xxx is an abbreviation of the address
   family name).


   Internet addresses

      Internet addresses are 32-bit (4-octet) quantities, encoded in MSB
      order.  The type of internet addresses is two (2).

   CHAOSnet addresses

      CHAOSnet addresses are 16-bit (2-octet) quantities, encoded in MSB
      order.  The type of CHAOSnet addresses is five (5).

   ISO addresses

      ISO addresses are variable-length.  The type of ISO addresses is
      seven (7).

   Xerox Network Services (XNS) addresses

      XNS addresses are 48-bit (6-octet) quantities, encoded in MSB
      order.  The type of XNS addresses is six (6).

   AppleTalk Datagram Delivery Protocol (DDP) addresses

      AppleTalk DDP addresses consist of an 8-bit node number and a 16-
      bit network number.  The first octet of the address is the node
      number; the remaining two octets encode the network number in MSB
      order. The type of AppleTalk DDP addresses is sixteen (16).

   DECnet Phase IV addresses

      DECnet Phase IV addresses are 16-bit addresses, encoded in LSB
      order.  The type of DECnet Phase IV addresses is twelve (12).

8.2.  KDC messages

8.2.1. IP transport

   When contacting a Kerberos server (KDC) for a KRB_KDC_REQ request
   using IP transport, the client shall send a UDP datagram containing
   only an encoding of the request to port 88 (decimal) at the KDC's IP



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   address; the KDC will respond with a reply datagram containing only
   an encoding of the reply message (either a KRB_ERROR or a
   KRB_KDC_REP) to the sending port at the sender's IP address.

8.2.2. OSI transport

   During authentication of an OSI client to and OSI server, the mutual
   authentication of an OSI server to an OSI client, the transfer of
   credentials from an OSI client to an OSI server, or during exchange
   of private or integrity checked messages, Kerberos protocol messages
   may be treated as opaque objects and the type of the authentication
   mechanism will be:

   OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= {iso (1), org(3), dod(5),internet(1),
                          security(5), kerberosv5(2)}

   Depending on the situation, the opaque object will be an
   authentication header (KRB_AP_REQ), an authentication reply
   (KRB_AP_REP), a safe message (KRB_SAFE), a private message
   (KRB_PRIV), or a credentials message (KRB_CRED).  The opaque data
   contains an application code as specified in the ASN.1 description
   for each message.  The application code may be used by Kerberos to
   determine the message type.

8.2.3. Name of the TGS

   The principal identifier of the ticket-granting service shall be
   composed of three parts: (1) the realm of the KDC issuing the TGS
   ticket (2) a two-part name of type NT-SRVINST, with the first part
   "krbtgt" and the second part the name of the realm which will accept
   the ticket-granting ticket.  For example, a ticket-granting ticket
   issued by the ATHENA.MIT.EDU realm to be used to get tickets from the
   ATHENA.MIT.EDU KDC has a principal identifier of "ATHENA.MIT.EDU"
   (realm), ("krbtgt", "ATHENA.MIT.EDU") (name).  A ticket-granting
   ticket issued by the ATHENA.MIT.EDU realm to be used to get tickets
   from the MIT.EDU realm has a principal identifier of "ATHENA.MIT.EDU"
   (realm), ("krbtgt", "MIT.EDU") (name).

8.3.  Protocol constants and associated values

   The following tables list constants used in the protocol and defines
   their meanings.









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---------------+-----------+----------+----------------+---------------
Encryption type|etype value|block size|minimum pad size|confounder size
---------------+-----------+----------+----------------+---------------
NULL                0            1              0              0
des-cbc-crc         1            8              4              8
des-cbc-md4         2            8              0              8
des-cbc-md5         3            8              0              8

-------------------------------+-------------------+-------------
Checksum type                  |sumtype value      |checksum size
-------------------------------+-------------------+-------------
CRC32                           1                   4
rsa-md4                         2                   16
rsa-md4-des                     3                   24
des-mac                         4                   16
des-mac-k                       5                   8
rsa-md4-des-k                   6                   16
rsa-md5                         7                   16
rsa-md5-des                     8                   24

-------------------------------+-----------------
padata type                    |padata-type value
-------------------------------+-----------------
PA-TGS-REQ                      1
PA-ENC-TIMESTAMP                2
PA-PW-SALT                      3

-------------------------------+-------------
authorization data type        |ad-type value
-------------------------------+-------------
reserved values                 0-63
OSF-DCE                         64
SESAME                          65

-------------------------------+-----------------
alternate authentication type  |method-type value
-------------------------------+-----------------
reserved values                 0-63
ATT-CHALLENGE-RESPONSE          64

-------------------------------+-------------
transited encoding type        |tr-type value
-------------------------------+-------------
DOMAIN-X500-COMPRESS            1
reserved values                 all others






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--------------+-------+-----------------------------------------
Label         |Value  |Meaning or MIT code
--------------+-------+-----------------------------------------

pvno             5     current Kerberos protocol version number

message types

KRB_AS_REQ      10     Request for initial authentication
KRB_AS_REP      11     Response to KRB_AS_REQ request
KRB_TGS_REQ     12     Request for authentication based on TGT
KRB_TGS_REP     13     Response to KRB_TGS_REQ request
KRB_AP_REQ      14     application request to server
KRB_AP_REP      15     Response to KRB_AP_REQ_MUTUAL
KRB_SAFE        20     Safe (checksummed) application message
KRB_PRIV        21     Private (encrypted) application message
KRB_CRED        22     Private (encrypted) message to forward
                       credentials
KRB_ERROR       30     Error response

name types

KRB_NT_UNKNOWN   0   Name type not known
KRB_NT_PRINCIPAL 1   Just the name of the principal as in DCE, or
                     for users
KRB_NT_SRV_INST  2   Service and other unique instance (krbtgt)
KRB_NT_SRV_HST   3   Service with host name as instance (telnet,
                     rcommands)
KRB_NT_SRV_XHST  4   Service with host as remaining components
KRB_NT_UID       5   Unique ID

error codes

KDC_ERR_NONE                   0   No error
KDC_ERR_NAME_EXP               1   Client's entry in database has
                                   expired
KDC_ERR_SERVICE_EXP            2   Server's entry in database has
                                   expired
KDC_ERR_BAD_PVNO               3   Requested protocol version number
                                   not supported
KDC_ERR_C_OLD_MAST_KVNO        4   Client's key encrypted in old
                                   master key
KDC_ERR_S_OLD_MAST_KVNO        5   Server's key encrypted in old
                                   master key
KDC_ERR_C_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN    6   Client not found in Kerberos database
KDC_ERR_S_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN    7   Server not found in Kerberos database
KDC_ERR_PRINCIPAL_NOT_UNIQUE   8   Multiple principal entries in
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KDC_ERR_NULL_KEY               9   The client or server has a null key
KDC_ERR_CANNOT_POSTDATE       10   Ticket not eligible for postdating
KDC_ERR_NEVER_VALID           11   Requested start time is later than
                                   end time
KDC_ERR_POLICY                12   KDC policy rejects request
KDC_ERR_BADOPTION             13   KDC cannot accommodate requested
                                   option
KDC_ERR_ETYPE_NOSUPP          14   KDC has no support for encryption
                                   type
KDC_ERR_SUMTYPE_NOSUPP        15   KDC has no support for checksum type
KDC_ERR_PADATA_TYPE_NOSUPP    16   KDC has no support for padata type
KDC_ERR_TRTYPE_NOSUPP         17   KDC has no support for transited type
KDC_ERR_CLIENT_REVOKED        18   Clients credentials have been revoked
KDC_ERR_SERVICE_REVOKED       19   Credentials for server have been
                                   revoked
KDC_ERR_TGT_REVOKED           20   TGT has been revoked
KDC_ERR_CLIENT_NOTYET         21   Client not yet valid - try again
                                   later
KDC_ERR_SERVICE_NOTYET        22   Server not yet valid - try again
                                   later
KDC_ERR_KEY_EXPIRED           23   Password has expired - change
                                   password to reset
KDC_ERR_PREAUTH_FAILED        24   Pre-authentication information
                                   was invalid
KDC_ERR_PREAUTH_REQUIRED      25   Additional pre-authentication
                                   required*
KRB_AP_ERR_BAD_INTEGRITY      31   Integrity check on decrypted field
                                   failed
KRB_AP_ERR_TKT_EXPIRED        32   Ticket expired
KRB_AP_ERR_TKT_NYV            33   Ticket not yet valid
KRB_AP_ERR_REPEAT             34   Request is a replay
KRB_AP_ERR_NOT_US             35   The ticket isn't for us
KRB_AP_ERR_BADMATCH           36   Ticket and authenticator don't match
KRB_AP_ERR_SKEW               37   Clock skew too great
KRB_AP_ERR_BADADDR            38   Incorrect net address
KRB_AP_ERR_BADVERSION         39   Protocol version mismatch
KRB_AP_ERR_MSG_TYPE           40   Invalid msg type
KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED           41   Message stream modified
KRB_AP_ERR_BADORDER           42   Message out of order
KRB_AP_ERR_BADKEYVER          44   Specified version of key is not
                                   available
KRB_AP_ERR_NOKEY              45   Service key not available
KRB_AP_ERR_MUT_FAIL           46   Mutual authentication failed
KRB_AP_ERR_BADDIRECTION       47   Incorrect message direction
KRB_AP_ERR_METHOD             48   Alternative authentication method
                                   required*
KRB_AP_ERR_BADSEQ             49   Incorrect sequence number in message
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                                   message
KRB_ERR_GENERIC               60   Generic error (description in e-text)
KRB_ERR_FIELD_TOOLONG         61   Field is too long for this
                                   implementation

   *This error carries additional information in the e-data field.  The
   contents of the e-data field for this message is described in section
   5.9.1.

9.  Interoperability requirements

   Version 5 of the Kerberos protocol supports a myriad of options.
   Among these are multiple encryption and checksum types, alternative
   encoding schemes for the transited field, optional mechanisms for
   pre-authentication, the handling of tickets with no addresses,
   options for mutual authentication, user to user authentication,
   support for proxies, forwarding, postdating, and renewing tickets,
   the format of realm names, and the handling of authorization data.

   In order to ensure the interoperability of realms, it is necessary to
   define a minimal configuration which must be supported by all
   implementations.  This minimal configuration is subject to change as
   technology does. For example, if at some later date it is discovered
   that one of the required encryption or checksum algorithms is not
   secure, it will be replaced.

9.1.  Specification 1

   This section defines the first specification of these options.
   Implementations which are configured in this way can be said to
   support Kerberos Version 5 Specification 1 (5.1).

   Encryption and checksum methods

   The following encryption and checksum mechanisms must be supported.
   Implementations may support other mechanisms as well, but the
   additional mechanisms may only be used when communicating with
   principals known to also support them: Encryption: DES-CBC-MD5
   Checksums: CRC-32, DES-MAC, DES-MAC-K, and DES-MD5

   Realm Names

   All implementations must understand hierarchical realms in both the
   Internet Domain and the X.500 style.  When a ticket granting ticket
   for an unknown realm is requested, the KDC must be able to determine
   the names of the intermediate realms between the KDCs realm and the
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   Transited field encoding

   DOMAIN-X500-COMPRESS (described in section 3.3.3.1) must be
   supported.  Alternative encodings may be supported, but they may be
   used only when that encoding is supported by ALL intermediate realms.

   Pre-authentication methods

   The TGS-REQ method must be supported.  The TGS-REQ method is not used
   on the initial request. The PA-ENC-TIMESTAMP method must be supported
   by clients but whether it is enabled by default may be determined on
   a realm by realm basis. If not used in the initial request and the
   error KDC_ERR_PREAUTH_REQUIRED is returned specifying PA-ENCTIMESTAMP
   as an acceptable method, the client should retry the initial request
   using the PA-ENC-TIMESTAMP preauthentication method. Servers need not
   support the PAENC-TIMESTAMP method, but if not supported the server
   should ignore the presence of PA-ENC-TIMESTAMP pre-authentication in
   a request.

   Mutual authentication

   Mutual authentication (via the KRB_AP_REP message) must be supported.

   Ticket addresses and flags

   All KDC's must pass on tickets that carry no addresses (i.e.,  if a
   TGT contains no addresses, the KDC will return derivative tickets),
   but each realm may set its own policy for issuing such tickets, and
   each application server will set its own policy with respect to
   accepting them. By default, servers should not accept them.

   Proxies and forwarded tickets must be supported.  Individual realms
   and application servers can set their own policy on when such tickets
   will be accepted.

   All implementations must recognize renewable and postdated tickets,
   but need not actually implement them.  If these options are not
   supported, the starttime and endtime in the ticket shall specify a
   ticket's entire useful life.  When a postdated ticket is decoded by a
   server, all implementations shall make the presence of the postdated
   flag visible to the calling server.

   User-to-user authentication

   Support for user to user authentication (via the ENC-TKTIN-SKEY KDC
   option) must be provided by implementations, but individual realms
   may decide as a matter of policy to reject such requests on a per-
   principal or realm-wide basis.



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   Authorization data

   Implementations must pass all authorization data subfields from
   ticket-granting tickets to any derivative tickets unless directed to
   suppress a subfield as part of the definition of that registered
   subfield type (it is never incorrect to pass on a subfield, and no
   registered subfield types presently specify suppression at the KDC).

   Implementations must make the contents of any authorization data
   subfields available to the server when a ticket is used.
   Implementations are not required to allow clients to specify the
   contents of the authorization data fields.

9.2.  Recommended KDC values

   Following is a list of recommended values for a KDC implementation,
   based on the list of suggested configuration constants (see section
   4.4).

   minimum lifetime                5 minutes

   maximum renewable lifetime      1 week

   maximum ticket lifetime         1 day

   empty addresses                 only when suitable restrictions appear
                                   in authorization data

   proxiable, etc.                 Allowed.

10.  Acknowledgments

   Early versions of this document, describing version 4 of the
   protocol, were written by Jennifer Steiner (formerly at Project
   Athena); these drafts provided an excellent starting point for this
   current version 5 specification.  Many people in the Internet
   community have contributed ideas and suggested protocol changes for
   version 5. Notable contributions came from Ted Anderson, Steve
   Bellovin and Michael Merritt [17], Daniel Bernstein, Mike Burrows,
   Donald Davis, Ravi Ganesan, Morrie Gasser, Virgil Gligor, Bill
   Griffeth, Mark Lillibridge, Mark Lomas, Steve Lunt, Piers McMahon,
   Joe Pato, William Sommerfeld, Stuart Stubblebine, Ralph Swick, Ted
   T'so, and Stanley Zanarotti.  Many others commented and helped shape
   this specification into its current form.







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11.  References

   [1]  Miller, S., Neuman, C., Schiller, J., and  J. Saltzer, "Section
        E.2.1: Kerberos  Authentication and Authorization System",
        M.I.T. Project Athena, Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 21,
        1987.

   [2]  Steiner, J., Neuman, C., and J. Schiller, "Kerberos: An
        Authentication Service for Open Network Systems", pp. 191-202 in
        Usenix Conference Proceedings, Dallas, Texas, February, 1988.

   [3]  Needham, R., and M. Schroeder, "Using Encryption for
        Authentication in Large Networks of Computers", Communications
        of the ACM, Vol. 21 (12), pp. 993-999, December 1978.

   [4]  Denning, D., and G. Sacco, "Time stamps in Key Distribution
        Protocols", Communications of the ACM, Vol. 24 (8), pp. 533-536,
        August 1981.

   [5]  Kohl, J., Neuman, C., and T. Ts'o, "The Evolution of the
        Kerberos Authentication Service", in an IEEE Computer Society
        Text soon to be published, June 1992.

   [6]  Davis, D., and R. Swick, "Workstation Services and Kerberos
        Authentication at Project Athena", Technical Memorandum TM-424,
        MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, February 1990.

   [7]  Levine, P., Gretzinger, M, Diaz, J., Sommerfeld, W., and K.
        Raeburn, "Section E.1: Service Management System, M.I.T.
        Project Athena, Cambridge, Mas sachusetts (1987).

   [8]  CCITT, Recommendation X.509: The Directory Authentication
        Framework, December 1988.

   [9]  Neuman, C., "Proxy-Based Authorization and Accounting for
        Distributed Systems," in Proceedings of the 13th International
        Conference on Distributed Computing Systems", Pittsburgh, PA,
        May 1993.

   [10] Pato, J., "Using Pre-Authentication to Avoid Password Guessing
        Attacks", Open Software Foundation DCE Request for Comments 26,
        December 1992.

   [11] National Bureau of Standards, U.S. Department of Commerce, "Data
        Encryption Standard", Federal Information Processing Standards
        Publication 46, Washington, DC (1977).





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   [12] National Bureau of Standards, U.S. Department of Commerce, "DES
        Modes of Operation", Federal Information Processing Standards
        Publication 81, Springfield, VA, December 1980.

   [13] Stubblebine S., and V. Gligor, "On Message Integrity in
        Cryptographic Protocols", in Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium
        on Research in Security and Privacy, Oakland, California, May
        1992.

   [14] International Organization for Standardization, "ISO Information
        Processing Systems - Data Communication High-Level Data Link
        Control Procedure - Frame Structure", IS 3309, October 1984, 3rd
        Edition.

   [15] Rivest, R., "The MD4 Message Digest Algorithm", RFC 1320, MIT
        Laboratory for Computer Science, April 1992.

   [16] Rivest, R., "The MD5 Message Digest Algorithm", RFC 1321, MIT
        Laboratory for Computer Science, April 1992.

   [17] Bellovin S., and M. Merritt, "Limitations of the Kerberos
        Authentication System", Computer Communications Review, Vol.
        20(5), pp. 119-132, October 1990.

12.  Security Considerations

   Security issues are discussed throughout this memo.

13.  Authors' Addresses

   John Kohl
   Digital Equipment Corporation
   110 Spit Brook Road, M/S ZKO3-3/U14
   Nashua, NH  03062

   Phone: 603-881-2481
   EMail: jtkohl@zk3.dec.com


   B. Clifford Neuman
   USC/Information Sciences Institute
   4676 Admiralty Way #1001
   Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6695

   Phone: 310-822-1511
   EMail: bcn@isi.edu





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A.  Pseudo-code for protocol processing

   This appendix provides pseudo-code describing how the messages are to
   be constructed and interpreted by clients and servers.

A.1.  KRB_AS_REQ generation
        request.pvno := protocol version; /* pvno = 5 */
        request.msg-type := message type; /* type = KRB_AS_REQ */

        if(pa_enc_timestamp_required) then
                request.padata.padata-type = PA-ENC-TIMESTAMP;
                get system_time;
                padata-body.patimestamp,pausec = system_time;
                encrypt padata-body into request.padata.padata-value
                        using client.key; /* derived from password */
        endif

        body.kdc-options := users's preferences;
        body.cname := user's name;
        body.realm := user's realm;
        body.sname := service's name; /* usually "krbtgt",
                                         "localrealm" */
        if (body.kdc-options.POSTDATED is set) then
                body.from := requested starting time;
        else
                omit body.from;
        endif
        body.till := requested end time;
        if (body.kdc-options.RENEWABLE is set) then
                body.rtime := requested final renewal time;
        endif
        body.nonce := random_nonce();
        body.etype := requested etypes;
        if (user supplied addresses) then
                body.addresses := user's addresses;
        else
                omit body.addresses;
        endif
        omit body.enc-authorization-data;
        request.req-body := body;

        kerberos := lookup(name of local kerberos server (or servers));
        send(packet,kerberos);

        wait(for response);
        if (timed_out) then
                retry or use alternate server;
        endif



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A.2.  KRB_AS_REQ verification and KRB_AS_REP generation
        decode message into req;

        client := lookup(req.cname,req.realm);
        server := lookup(req.sname,req.realm);
        get system_time;
        kdc_time := system_time.seconds;

        if (!client) then
                /* no client in Database */
                error_out(KDC_ERR_C_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN);
        endif
        if (!server) then
                /* no server in Database */
                error_out(KDC_ERR_S_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN);
        endif

        if(client.pa_enc_timestamp_required and
           pa_enc_timestamp not present) then
                error_out(KDC_ERR_PREAUTH_REQUIRED(PA_ENC_TIMESTAMP));
        endif

        if(pa_enc_timestamp present) then
                decrypt req.padata-value into decrypted_enc_timestamp
                        using client.key;
                        using auth_hdr.authenticator.subkey;
                if (decrypt_error()) then
                        error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BAD_INTEGRITY);
                if(decrypted_enc_timestamp is not within allowable
                        skew) then error_out(KDC_ERR_PREAUTH_FAILED);
                endif
                if(decrypted_enc_timestamp and usec is replay)
                        error_out(KDC_ERR_PREAUTH_FAILED);
                endif
                add decrypted_enc_timestamp and usec to replay cache;
        endif

        use_etype := first supported etype in req.etypes;

        if (no support for req.etypes) then
                error_out(KDC_ERR_ETYPE_NOSUPP);
        endif

        new_tkt.vno := ticket version; /* = 5 */
        new_tkt.sname := req.sname;
        new_tkt.srealm := req.srealm;
        reset all flags in new_tkt.flags;




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        /* It should be noted that local policy may affect the  */
        /* processing of any of these flags.  For example, some */
        /* realms may refuse to issue renewable tickets         */

        if (req.kdc-options.FORWARDABLE is set) then
                set new_tkt.flags.FORWARDABLE;
        endif
        if (req.kdc-options.PROXIABLE is set) then
                set new_tkt.flags.PROXIABLE;
        endif
        if (req.kdc-options.ALLOW-POSTDATE is set) then
                set new_tkt.flags.ALLOW-POSTDATE;
        endif
        if ((req.kdc-options.RENEW is set) or
            (req.kdc-options.VALIDATE is set) or
            (req.kdc-options.PROXY is set) or
            (req.kdc-options.FORWARDED is set) or
            (req.kdc-options.ENC-TKT-IN-SKEY is set)) then
                error_out(KDC_ERR_BADOPTION);
        endif

        new_tkt.session := random_session_key();
        new_tkt.cname := req.cname;
        new_tkt.crealm := req.crealm;
        new_tkt.transited := empty_transited_field();

        new_tkt.authtime := kdc_time;

        if (req.kdc-options.POSTDATED is set) then
           if (against_postdate_policy(req.from)) then
                error_out(KDC_ERR_POLICY);
           endif
           set new_tkt.flags.INVALID;
           new_tkt.starttime := req.from;
        else
           omit new_tkt.starttime; /* treated as authtime when
                                      omitted */
        endif
        if (req.till = 0) then
                till := infinity;
        else
                till := req.till;
        endif

        new_tkt.endtime := min(till,
                              new_tkt.starttime+client.max_life,
                              new_tkt.starttime+server.max_life,
                              new_tkt.starttime+max_life_for_realm);



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        if ((req.kdc-options.RENEWABLE-OK is set) and
            (new_tkt.endtime < req.till)) then
                /* we set the RENEWABLE option for later processing */
                set req.kdc-options.RENEWABLE;
                req.rtime := req.till;
        endif

        if (req.rtime = 0) then
                rtime := infinity;
        else
                rtime := req.rtime;
        endif

        if (req.kdc-options.RENEWABLE is set) then
                set new_tkt.flags.RENEWABLE;
                new_tkt.renew-till := min(rtime,
                new_tkt.starttime+client.max_rlife,
                new_tkt.starttime+server.max_rlife,
                new_tkt.starttime+max_rlife_for_realm);
        else
                omit new_tkt.renew-till; /* only present if RENEWABLE */
        endif

        if (req.addresses) then
                new_tkt.caddr := req.addresses;
        else
                omit new_tkt.caddr;
        endif

        new_tkt.authorization_data := empty_authorization_data();

        encode to-be-encrypted part of ticket into OCTET STRING;
        new_tkt.enc-part := encrypt OCTET STRING
            using etype_for_key(server.key), server.key, server.p_kvno;


        /* Start processing the response */

        resp.pvno := 5;
        resp.msg-type := KRB_AS_REP;
        resp.cname := req.cname;
        resp.crealm := req.realm;
        resp.ticket := new_tkt;

        resp.key := new_tkt.session;
        resp.last-req := fetch_last_request_info(client);
        resp.nonce := req.nonce;
        resp.key-expiration := client.expiration;



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        resp.flags := new_tkt.flags;

        resp.authtime := new_tkt.authtime;
        resp.starttime := new_tkt.starttime;
        resp.endtime := new_tkt.endtime;

        if (new_tkt.flags.RENEWABLE) then
                resp.renew-till := new_tkt.renew-till;
        endif

        resp.realm := new_tkt.realm;
        resp.sname := new_tkt.sname;

        resp.caddr := new_tkt.caddr;

        encode body of reply into OCTET STRING;

        resp.enc-part := encrypt OCTET STRING
                         using use_etype, client.key, client.p_kvno;
        send(resp);

A.3.  KRB_AS_REP verification
        decode response into resp;

        if (resp.msg-type = KRB_ERROR) then
                if(error = KDC_ERR_PREAUTH_REQUIRED(PA_ENC_TIMESTAMP))
                        then set pa_enc_timestamp_required;
                        goto KRB_AS_REQ;
                endif
                process_error(resp);
                return;
        endif

        /* On error, discard the response, and zero the session key */
        /* from the response immediately */

        key = get_decryption_key(resp.enc-part.kvno, resp.enc-part.etype,
                                 resp.padata);
        unencrypted part of resp := decode of decrypt of resp.enc-part
                                using resp.enc-part.etype and key;
        zero(key);

        if (common_as_rep_tgs_rep_checks fail) then
                destroy resp.key;
                return error;
        endif

        if near(resp.princ_exp) then



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                print(warning message);
        endif
        save_for_later(ticket,session,client,server,times,flags);

A.4.  KRB_AS_REP and KRB_TGS_REP common checks
        if (decryption_error() or
            (req.cname != resp.cname) or
            (req.realm != resp.crealm) or
            (req.sname != resp.sname) or
            (req.realm != resp.realm) or
            (req.nonce != resp.nonce) or
            (req.addresses != resp.caddr)) then
                destroy resp.key;
                return KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED;
        endif

        /* make sure no flags are set that shouldn't be, and that  */
        /* all that should be are set                              */
        if (!check_flags_for_compatability(req.kdc-options,resp.flags))
                then destroy resp.key;
                return KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED;
        endif

        if ((req.from = 0) and
            (resp.starttime is not within allowable skew)) then
                destroy resp.key;
                return KRB_AP_ERR_SKEW;
        endif
        if ((req.from != 0) and (req.from != resp.starttime)) then
                destroy resp.key;
                return KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED;
        endif
        if ((req.till != 0) and (resp.endtime > req.till)) then
                destroy resp.key;
                return KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED;
        endif

        if ((req.kdc-options.RENEWABLE is set) and
            (req.rtime != 0) and (resp.renew-till > req.rtime)) then
                destroy resp.key;
                return KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED;
        endif
        if ((req.kdc-options.RENEWABLE-OK is set) and
            (resp.flags.RENEWABLE) and
            (req.till != 0) and
            (resp.renew-till > req.till)) then
                destroy resp.key;
                return KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED;



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        endif

A.5.  KRB_TGS_REQ generation
        /* Note that make_application_request might have to     */
        /* recursivly call this routine to get the appropriate  */
        /* ticket-granting ticket                               */

        request.pvno := protocol version; /* pvno = 5 */
        request.msg-type := message type; /* type = KRB_TGS_REQ */

        body.kdc-options := users's preferences;
        /* If the TGT is not for the realm of the end-server  */
        /* then the sname will be for a TGT for the end-realm */
        /* and the realm of the requested ticket (body.realm) */
        /* will be that of the TGS to which the TGT we are    */
        /* sending applies                                    */
        body.sname := service's name;
        body.realm := service's realm;

        if (body.kdc-options.POSTDATED is set) then
                body.from := requested starting time;
        else
                omit body.from;
        endif
        body.till := requested end time;
        if (body.kdc-options.RENEWABLE is set) then
                body.rtime := requested final renewal time;
        endif
        body.nonce := random_nonce();
        body.etype := requested etypes;
        if (user supplied addresses) then
                body.addresses := user's addresses;
        else
                omit body.addresses;
        endif

        body.enc-authorization-data := user-supplied data;
        if (body.kdc-options.ENC-TKT-IN-SKEY) then
                body.additional-tickets_ticket := second TGT;
        endif

        request.req-body := body;
        check := generate_checksum (req.body,checksumtype);

        request.padata[0].padata-type := PA-TGS-REQ;
        request.padata[0].padata-value := create a KRB_AP_REQ using
                                      the TGT and checksum




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        /* add in any other padata as required/supplied */

        kerberos := lookup(name of local kerberose server (or servers));
        send(packet,kerberos);

        wait(for response);
        if (timed_out) then
                retry or use alternate server;
        endif

A.6.  KRB_TGS_REQ verification and KRB_TGS_REP generation
        /* note that reading the application request requires first
        determining the server for which a ticket was issued, and
        choosing the correct key for decryption.  The name of the
        server appears in the plaintext part of the ticket. */

        if (no KRB_AP_REQ in req.padata) then
                error_out(KDC_ERR_PADATA_TYPE_NOSUPP);
        endif
        verify KRB_AP_REQ in req.padata;

        /* Note that the realm in which the Kerberos server is
        operating is determined by the instance from the
        ticket-granting ticket.  The realm in the ticket-granting
        ticket is the realm under which the ticket granting ticket was
        issued.  It is possible for a single Kerberos server to
        support more than one realm. */

        auth_hdr := KRB_AP_REQ;
        tgt := auth_hdr.ticket;

        if (tgt.sname is not a TGT for local realm and is not
                req.sname) then error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_NOT_US);

        realm := realm_tgt_is_for(tgt);

        decode remainder of request;

        if (auth_hdr.authenticator.cksum is missing) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_INAPP_CKSUM);
        endif
        if (auth_hdr.authenticator.cksum type is not supported) then
                error_out(KDC_ERR_SUMTYPE_NOSUPP);
        endif
        if (auth_hdr.authenticator.cksum is not both collision-proof
            and keyed)  then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_INAPP_CKSUM);
        endif



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        set computed_checksum := checksum(req);
        if (computed_checksum != auth_hdr.authenticatory.cksum) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED);
        endif

        server := lookup(req.sname,realm);

        if (!server) then
                if (is_foreign_tgt_name(server)) then
                        server := best_intermediate_tgs(server);
                else
                        /* no server in Database */
                        error_out(KDC_ERR_S_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN);
                endif
        endif

        session := generate_random_session_key();


        use_etype := first supported etype in req.etypes;

        if (no support for req.etypes) then
                error_out(KDC_ERR_ETYPE_NOSUPP);
        endif

        new_tkt.vno := ticket version; /* = 5 */
        new_tkt.sname := req.sname;
        new_tkt.srealm := realm;
        reset all flags in new_tkt.flags;

        /* It should be noted that local policy may affect the  */
        /* processing of any of these flags.  For example, some */
        /* realms may refuse to issue renewable tickets         */

        new_tkt.caddr := tgt.caddr;
        resp.caddr := NULL; /* We only include this if they change */
        if (req.kdc-options.FORWARDABLE is set) then
                if (tgt.flags.FORWARDABLE is reset) then
                        error_out(KDC_ERR_BADOPTION);
                endif
                set new_tkt.flags.FORWARDABLE;
        endif
        if (req.kdc-options.FORWARDED is set) then
                if (tgt.flags.FORWARDABLE is reset) then
                        error_out(KDC_ERR_BADOPTION);
                endif
                set new_tkt.flags.FORWARDED;
                new_tkt.caddr := req.addresses;



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                resp.caddr := req.addresses;
        endif
        if (tgt.flags.FORWARDED is set) then
                set new_tkt.flags.FORWARDED;
        endif

        if (req.kdc-options.PROXIABLE is set) then
                if (tgt.flags.PROXIABLE is reset)
                        error_out(KDC_ERR_BADOPTION);
                endif
                set new_tkt.flags.PROXIABLE;
        endif
        if (req.kdc-options.PROXY is set) then
                if (tgt.flags.PROXIABLE is reset) then
                        error_out(KDC_ERR_BADOPTION);
                endif
                set new_tkt.flags.PROXY;
                new_tkt.caddr := req.addresses;
                resp.caddr := req.addresses;
        endif

        if (req.kdc-options.POSTDATE is set) then
                if (tgt.flags.POSTDATE is reset)
                        error_out(KDC_ERR_BADOPTION);
                endif
                set new_tkt.flags.POSTDATE;
        endif
        if (req.kdc-options.POSTDATED is set) then
                if (tgt.flags.POSTDATE is reset) then
                        error_out(KDC_ERR_BADOPTION);
                endif
                set new_tkt.flags.POSTDATED;
                set new_tkt.flags.INVALID;
                if (against_postdate_policy(req.from)) then
                        error_out(KDC_ERR_POLICY);
                endif
                new_tkt.starttime := req.from;
        endif


        if (req.kdc-options.VALIDATE is set) then
                if (tgt.flags.INVALID is reset) then
                        error_out(KDC_ERR_POLICY);
                endif
                if (tgt.starttime > kdc_time) then
                        error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_NYV);
                endif
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                        error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_REPEAT);
                endif
                tkt := tgt;
                reset new_tkt.flags.INVALID;
        endif

        if (req.kdc-options.(any flag except ENC-TKT-IN-SKEY, RENEW,
                             and those already processed) is set) then
                error_out(KDC_ERR_BADOPTION);
        endif

        new_tkt.authtime := tgt.authtime;

        if (req.kdc-options.RENEW is set) then
          /* Note that if the endtime has already passed, the ticket */
          /* would have been rejected in the initial authentication  */
          /* stage, so there is no need to check again here          */
                if (tgt.flags.RENEWABLE is reset) then
                        error_out(KDC_ERR_BADOPTION);
                endif
                if (tgt.renew-till >= kdc_time) then
                        error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_TKT_EXPIRED);
                endif
                tkt := tgt;
                new_tkt.starttime := kdc_time;
                old_life := tgt.endttime - tgt.starttime;
                new_tkt.endtime := min(tgt.renew-till,
                                       new_tkt.starttime + old_life);
        else
                new_tkt.starttime := kdc_time;
                if (req.till = 0) then
                        till := infinity;
                else
                        till := req.till;
                endif
                new_tkt.endtime := min(till,
                                   new_tkt.starttime+client.max_life,
                                   new_tkt.starttime+server.max_life,
                                   new_tkt.starttime+max_life_for_realm,
                                   tgt.endtime);

                if ((req.kdc-options.RENEWABLE-OK is set) and
                    (new_tkt.endtime < req.till) and
                    (tgt.flags.RENEWABLE is set) then
                        /* we set the RENEWABLE option for later  */
                        /* processing                             */
                        set req.kdc-options.RENEWABLE;
                        req.rtime := min(req.till, tgt.renew-till);



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                endif
        endif

        if (req.rtime = 0) then
                rtime := infinity;
        else
                rtime := req.rtime;
        endif

        if ((req.kdc-options.RENEWABLE is set) and
            (tgt.flags.RENEWABLE is set)) then
                set new_tkt.flags.RENEWABLE;
                new_tkt.renew-till := min(rtime,
                new_tkt.starttime+client.max_rlife,
                new_tkt.starttime+server.max_rlife,
                new_tkt.starttime+max_rlife_for_realm,
                tgt.renew-till);
        else
                new_tkt.renew-till := OMIT;
                              /* leave the renew-till field out */
        endif
        if (req.enc-authorization-data is present) then
                decrypt req.enc-authorization-data
                        into    decrypted_authorization_data
                        using auth_hdr.authenticator.subkey;
                if (decrypt_error()) then
                        error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BAD_INTEGRITY);
                endif
        endif
        new_tkt.authorization_data :=
        req.auth_hdr.ticket.authorization_data +
                                 decrypted_authorization_data;

        new_tkt.key := session;
        new_tkt.crealm := tgt.crealm;
        new_tkt.cname := req.auth_hdr.ticket.cname;

        if (realm_tgt_is_for(tgt) := tgt.realm) then
                /* tgt issued by local realm */
                new_tkt.transited := tgt.transited;
        else
                /* was issued for this realm by some other realm */
                if (tgt.transited.tr-type not supported) then
                        error_out(KDC_ERR_TRTYPE_NOSUPP);
                endif
                new_tkt.transited
                   := compress_transited(tgt.transited + tgt.realm)
        endif



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        encode encrypted part of new_tkt into OCTET STRING;
        if (req.kdc-options.ENC-TKT-IN-SKEY is set) then
                if (server not specified) then
                        server = req.second_ticket.client;
                endif
                if ((req.second_ticket is not a TGT) or
                    (req.second_ticket.client != server)) then
                        error_out(KDC_ERR_POLICY);
                endif

                new_tkt.enc-part := encrypt OCTET STRING using
                        using etype_for_key(second-ticket.key),
                                                      second-ticket.key;
        else
                new_tkt.enc-part := encrypt OCTET STRING
                        using etype_for_key(server.key), server.key,
                                                      server.p_kvno;
        endif

        resp.pvno := 5;
        resp.msg-type := KRB_TGS_REP;
        resp.crealm := tgt.crealm;
        resp.cname := tgt.cname;
        resp.ticket := new_tkt;

        resp.key := session;
        resp.nonce := req.nonce;
        resp.last-req := fetch_last_request_info(client);
        resp.flags := new_tkt.flags;

        resp.authtime := new_tkt.authtime;
        resp.starttime := new_tkt.starttime;
        resp.endtime := new_tkt.endtime;

        omit resp.key-expiration;

        resp.sname := new_tkt.sname;
        resp.realm := new_tkt.realm;

        if (new_tkt.flags.RENEWABLE) then
                resp.renew-till := new_tkt.renew-till;
        endif


        encode body of reply into OCTET STRING;

        if (req.padata.authenticator.subkey)
                resp.enc-part := encrypt OCTET STRING using use_etype,



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                        req.padata.authenticator.subkey;
        else resp.enc-part := encrypt OCTET STRING
                              using use_etype, tgt.key;

        send(resp);

A.7.  KRB_TGS_REP verification
        decode response into resp;

        if (resp.msg-type = KRB_ERROR) then
                process_error(resp);
                return;
        endif

        /* On error, discard the response, and zero the session key from
        the response immediately */

        if (req.padata.authenticator.subkey)
                unencrypted part of resp :=
                        decode of decrypt of resp.enc-part
                        using resp.enc-part.etype and subkey;
        else unencrypted part of resp :=
                        decode of decrypt of resp.enc-part
                        using resp.enc-part.etype and tgt's session key;
        if (common_as_rep_tgs_rep_checks fail) then
                destroy resp.key;
                return error;
        endif

        check authorization_data as necessary;
        save_for_later(ticket,session,client,server,times,flags);

A.8.  Authenticator generation
        body.authenticator-vno := authenticator vno; /* = 5 */
        body.cname, body.crealm := client name;
        if (supplying checksum) then
                body.cksum := checksum;
        endif
        get system_time;
        body.ctime, body.cusec := system_time;
        if (selecting sub-session key) then
                select sub-session key;
                body.subkey := sub-session key;
        endif
        if (using sequence numbers) then
                select initial sequence number;
                body.seq-number := initial sequence;
        endif



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A.9.  KRB_AP_REQ generation
        obtain ticket and session_key from cache;

        packet.pvno := protocol version; /* 5 */
        packet.msg-type := message type; /* KRB_AP_REQ */

        if (desired(MUTUAL_AUTHENTICATION)) then
                set packet.ap-options.MUTUAL-REQUIRED;
        else
                reset packet.ap-options.MUTUAL-REQUIRED;
        endif
        if (using session key for ticket) then
                set packet.ap-options.USE-SESSION-KEY;
        else
                reset packet.ap-options.USE-SESSION-KEY;
        endif
        packet.ticket := ticket; /* ticket */
        generate authenticator;
        encode authenticator into OCTET STRING;
        encrypt OCTET STRING into packet.authenticator
                             using session_key;

A.10.  KRB_AP_REQ verification
        receive packet;
        if (packet.pvno != 5) then
                either process using other protocol spec
                or error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BADVERSION);
        endif
        if (packet.msg-type != KRB_AP_REQ) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_MSG_TYPE);
        endif
        if (packet.ticket.tkt_vno != 5) then
                either process using other protocol spec
                or error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BADVERSION);
        endif
        if (packet.ap_options.USE-SESSION-KEY is set) then
                retrieve session key from ticket-granting ticket for
                 packet.ticket.{sname,srealm,enc-part.etype};
        else
           retrieve service key for
           packet.ticket.{sname,srealm,enc-part.etype,enc-part.skvno};
        endif
        if (no_key_available) then
                if (cannot_find_specified_skvno) then
                        error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BADKEYVER);
                else
                        error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_NOKEY);
                endif



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        endif
        decrypt packet.ticket.enc-part into decr_ticket
                                       using retrieved key;
        if (decryption_error()) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BAD_INTEGRITY);
        endif
        decrypt packet.authenticator into decr_authenticator
                using decr_ticket.key;
        if (decryption_error()) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BAD_INTEGRITY);
        endif
        if (decr_authenticator.{cname,crealm} !=
            decr_ticket.{cname,crealm}) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BADMATCH);
        endif
        if (decr_ticket.caddr is present) then
                if (sender_address(packet) is not in decr_ticket.caddr)
                        then error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BADADDR);
                endif
        elseif (application requires addresses) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BADADDR);
        endif
        if (not in_clock_skew(decr_authenticator.ctime,
                              decr_authenticator.cusec)) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_SKEW);
        endif
        if (repeated(decr_authenticator.{ctime,cusec,cname,crealm}))
                then error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_REPEAT);
        endif
        save_identifier(decr_authenticator.{ctime,cusec,cname,crealm});
        get system_time;
        if ((decr_ticket.starttime-system_time > CLOCK_SKEW) or
            (decr_ticket.flags.INVALID is set)) then
                /* it hasn't yet become valid */
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_TKT_NYV);
        endif
        if (system_time-decr_ticket.endtime > CLOCK_SKEW) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_TKT_EXPIRED);
        endif
        /* caller must check decr_ticket.flags for any pertinent */
        /* details */
        return(OK, decr_ticket, packet.ap_options.MUTUAL-REQUIRED);

A.11.  KRB_AP_REP generation
        packet.pvno := protocol version; /* 5 */
        packet.msg-type := message type; /* KRB_AP_REP */
        body.ctime := packet.ctime;
        body.cusec := packet.cusec;



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        if (selecting sub-session key) then
                select sub-session key;
                body.subkey := sub-session key;
        endif
        if (using sequence numbers) then
                select initial sequence number;
                body.seq-number := initial sequence;
        endif

        encode body into OCTET STRING;

        select encryption type;
        encrypt OCTET STRING into packet.enc-part;

A.12.  KRB_AP_REP verification
        receive packet;
        if (packet.pvno != 5) then
                either process using other protocol spec
                or error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BADVERSION);
        endif
        if (packet.msg-type != KRB_AP_REP) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_MSG_TYPE);
        endif
        cleartext := decrypt(packet.enc-part)
                     using ticket's session key;
        if (decryption_error()) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BAD_INTEGRITY);
        endif
        if (cleartext.ctime != authenticator.ctime) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_MUT_FAIL);
        endif
        if (cleartext.cusec != authenticator.cusec) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_MUT_FAIL);
        endif
        if (cleartext.subkey is present) then
                save cleartext.subkey for future use;
        endif
        if (cleartext.seq-number is present) then
                save cleartext.seq-number for future verifications;
        endif
        return(AUTHENTICATION_SUCCEEDED);

A.13.  KRB_SAFE generation
        collect user data in buffer;

        /* assemble packet: */
        packet.pvno := protocol version; /* 5 */
        packet.msg-type := message type; /* KRB_SAFE */



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        body.user-data := buffer; /* DATA */
        if (using timestamp) then
                get system_time;
                body.timestamp, body.usec := system_time;
        endif
        if (using sequence numbers) then
                body.seq-number := sequence number;
        endif
        body.s-address := sender host addresses;
        if (only one recipient) then
                body.r-address := recipient host address;
        endif
        checksum.cksumtype := checksum type;
        compute checksum over body;
        checksum.checksum := checksum value; /* checksum.checksum */
        packet.cksum := checksum;
        packet.safe-body := body;

A.14.  KRB_SAFE verification
        receive packet;
        if (packet.pvno != 5) then
                either process using other protocol spec
                or error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BADVERSION);
        endif
        if (packet.msg-type != KRB_SAFE) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_MSG_TYPE);
        endif
        if (packet.checksum.cksumtype is not both collision-proof
                                             and keyed) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_INAPP_CKSUM);
        endif
        if (safe_priv_common_checks_ok(packet)) then
                set computed_checksum := checksum(packet.body);
                if (computed_checksum != packet.checksum) then
                        error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED);
                endif
                return (packet, PACKET_IS_GENUINE);
        else
                return common_checks_error;
        endif

A.15.  KRB_SAFE and KRB_PRIV common checks
        if (packet.s-address != O/S_sender(packet)) then
            /* O/S report of sender not who claims to have sent it */
            error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BADADDR);
        endif
        if ((packet.r-address is present) and
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                /* was not sent to proper place */
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BADADDR);
        endif
        if (((packet.timestamp is present) and
             (not in_clock_skew(packet.timestamp,packet.usec))) or
            (packet.timestamp is not present and timestamp expected))
                then error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_SKEW);
        endif
        if (repeated(packet.timestamp,packet.usec,packet.s-address))
                then error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_REPEAT);
        endif
        if (((packet.seq-number is present) and
             ((not in_sequence(packet.seq-number)))) or
            (packet.seq-number is not present and sequence expected))
                then error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BADORDER);
        endif
        if (packet.timestamp not present and
            packet.seq-number not present) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED);
        endif

        save_identifier(packet.{timestamp,usec,s-address},
                        sender_principal(packet));

        return PACKET_IS_OK;

A.16.  KRB_PRIV generation
        collect user data in buffer;

        /* assemble packet: */
        packet.pvno := protocol version; /* 5 */
        packet.msg-type := message type; /* KRB_PRIV */

        packet.enc-part.etype := encryption type;

        body.user-data := buffer;
        if (using timestamp) then
                get system_time;
                body.timestamp, body.usec := system_time;
        endif
        if (using sequence numbers) then
                body.seq-number := sequence number;
        endif
        body.s-address := sender host addresses;
        if (only one recipient) then
                body.r-address := recipient host address;
        endif




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        encode body into OCTET STRING;

        select encryption type;
        encrypt OCTET STRING into packet.enc-part.cipher;

A.17.  KRB_PRIV verification
        receive packet;
        if (packet.pvno != 5) then
                either process using other protocol spec
                or error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BADVERSION);
        endif
        if (packet.msg-type != KRB_PRIV) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_MSG_TYPE);
        endif

        cleartext := decrypt(packet.enc-part) using negotiated key;
        if (decryption_error()) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BAD_INTEGRITY);
        endif

        if (safe_priv_common_checks_ok(cleartext)) then
            return(cleartext.DATA, PACKET_IS_GENUINE_AND_UNMODIFIED);
        else
                return common_checks_error;
        endif

A.18.  KRB_CRED generation
        invoke KRB_TGS; /* obtain tickets to be provided to peer */

        /* assemble packet: */
        packet.pvno := protocol version; /* 5 */
        packet.msg-type := message type; /* KRB_CRED */

        for (tickets[n] in tickets to be forwarded) do
                packet.tickets[n] = tickets[n].ticket;
        done

        packet.enc-part.etype := encryption type;

        for (ticket[n] in tickets to be forwarded) do
                body.ticket-info[n].key = tickets[n].session;
                body.ticket-info[n].prealm = tickets[n].crealm;
                body.ticket-info[n].pname = tickets[n].cname;
                body.ticket-info[n].flags = tickets[n].flags;
                body.ticket-info[n].authtime = tickets[n].authtime;
                body.ticket-info[n].starttime = tickets[n].starttime;
                body.ticket-info[n].endtime = tickets[n].endtime;
                body.ticket-info[n].renew-till = tickets[n].renew-till;



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                body.ticket-info[n].srealm = tickets[n].srealm;
                body.ticket-info[n].sname = tickets[n].sname;
                body.ticket-info[n].caddr = tickets[n].caddr;
        done

        get system_time;
        body.timestamp, body.usec := system_time;

        if (using nonce) then
                body.nonce := nonce;
        endif

        if (using s-address) then
                body.s-address := sender host addresses;
        endif
        if (limited recipients) then
                body.r-address := recipient host address;
        endif

        encode body into OCTET STRING;

        select encryption type;
        encrypt OCTET STRING into packet.enc-part.cipher
        using negotiated encryption key;

A.19.  KRB_CRED verification
        receive packet;
        if (packet.pvno != 5) then
                either process using other protocol spec
                or error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BADVERSION);
        endif
        if (packet.msg-type != KRB_CRED) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_MSG_TYPE);
        endif

        cleartext := decrypt(packet.enc-part) using negotiated key;
        if (decryption_error()) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BAD_INTEGRITY);
        endif
        if ((packet.r-address is present or required) and
           (packet.s-address != O/S_sender(packet)) then
            /* O/S report of sender not who claims to have sent it */
            error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BADADDR);
        endif
        if ((packet.r-address is present) and
            (packet.r-address != local_host_address)) then
                /* was not sent to proper place */
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_BADADDR);



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        endif
        if (not in_clock_skew(packet.timestamp,packet.usec)) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_SKEW);
        endif
        if (repeated(packet.timestamp,packet.usec,packet.s-address))
                then error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_REPEAT);
        endif
        if (packet.nonce is required or present) and
           (packet.nonce != expected-nonce) then
                error_out(KRB_AP_ERR_MODIFIED);
        endif

        for (ticket[n] in tickets that were forwarded) do
                save_for_later(ticket[n],key[n],principal[n],
                               server[n],times[n],flags[n]);
        return

A.20.  KRB_ERROR generation

        /* assemble packet: */
        packet.pvno := protocol version; /* 5 */
        packet.msg-type := message type; /* KRB_ERROR */

        get system_time;
        packet.stime, packet.susec := system_time;
        packet.realm, packet.sname := server name;

        if (client time available) then
                packet.ctime, packet.cusec := client_time;
        endif
        packet.error-code := error code;
        if (client name available) then
                packet.cname, packet.crealm := client name;
        endif
        if (error text available) then
                packet.e-text := error text;
        endif
        if (error data available) then
                packet.e-data := error data;
        endif











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