krb5-auth-dialog 3.2.1

A simple dialog that monitors kerberos tickets.
The krb5-auth-dialog package offers a simple dialog to monitor kerberos tickets, and pops up a dialog when they are about to expire. Eventually, we expect it to be part of GNOME.


Configuration settings are handled via gconf.

You can set the principal that is used to acquire tickets via:

gconftool-2 --type=string --set /apps/krb5-auth-dialog/principal "principal@YOUR.REALM"

You can hide the tray icon via:

gconftool-2 --type=bool --set /apps/krb5-auth-dialog/show_trayicon false

You can set the time of the first password prompt via:

gconftool-2 --type=int --set /apps/krb5-auth-dialog/prompt_minutes 30

You can set the principals pkinit identifier via:

gconftool-2 --type=string --set /apps/krb5-auth-dialog/pk_userid "FILE:/path/to/user.pem,/path/to/user.key"

or if you're using a smartcard:

gconftool-2 --type=string --set /apps/krb5-auth-dialog/pk_userid "PKCS11:/usr/lib/opensc/"

A note on translations:

Kerberos doesn't translate either its prompts or its error messages. As the prompt is very visible, we need to translate it externally. To do this, the etpo binary in etpo/ can be used to extract the public strings that kerberos uses.  We are checking that in for now, until kerberos gets translated.

last updated on:
October 19th, 2011, 1:32 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Christopher Aillon and Jonathan Blandf...
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What's New in This Release:
  • Fix DBus activation
  • Add missing categories to the desktop file
  • Fix options in documentation
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