.KEYTAB File Extension

.KEYTAB File Extension

Kerberos Keytab File

Developer MIT
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Category Data Files
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What is a KEYTAB file?

Keytab file created and used by Kerberos, a network authentication protocol; contains pairs of Kerberos principals along with an encrypted copy of that principal's key.

More Information

The KEYTAB file is used to authenticate a principal on a host to Kerberos without any user interaction or having to store a password in a plain text file. The file is encrypted but should be secured well because whoever has access to the file can act as that principal.

Kerberos provides authentication tools and secret-key cryptography to secure communications by client/server applications. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has made a free implementation of the protocol available in source form. The protocol is also available in a variety of commercial products.

Common KEYTAB Filenames

krb5.keytab - Keytab file used by a Kerberos server machine to authenticate the Key Distribution Center (KDC) network service.

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Programs that open or reference KEYTAB files

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Updated May 4, 2015

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