Posts for July 2013

2013-07-10: kadmin-remctl 3.4

kadmin-remctl is a wrapper in front of the Kerberos kadmin protocol that exports many operations via remctl and adds some additional synchronization functionality.

The primary purpose of this release is to add disallow-svr to the default flags for all newly-created principals. This prohibits obtaining service tickets for the principal, which provides some hardening against brute force attacks. Since the create command is designed for creation of user principals, not service principals, and use of service tickets for user principals is quite obscure and rare in Kerberos, this seems like a better default.

This release also relaxes the default allowed principal regex to allow two-character user principals. We mostly prohibit them, but we had some old, disabled ones and at least one of those users returned. This is just a default that can be overridden by other sites.

This package, as I say most times when I release it, is badly in need of a complete overhaul, a switch to JSON for the attribute format, conversion to a saner Perl kadmin API, and various other improvements. One of these days....

You can get the latest version from the kadmin-remctl distribution page.

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