kdb_init(8krb)															    kdb_init(8krb)

       kdb_init - initialize the Kerberos master database

       /var/dss/kerberos/bin/kdb_init [ realm-name ] [ database-name ]

       realm-name   The realm of the Kerberos database.

		    A database specified so that the current and files are not overwritten.

       The  utility  creates  and  initializes	the Kerberos master database.  The utility creates the database files: and It also initializes the
       database by adding three database entries: the master database principal, a Kerberos default principal, the ticket-granting service princi-
       pal ( and the password changing principal,

       The master database principal is the entry to the database itself.  You cannot use or modify the database without the master database pass-
       word.  The Kerberos default principal provides a template for service principals.

       The ticket-granting service, is used by Kerberos principals to obtain tickets to communicate with other Kerberos principals.  The password-
       changing principal is not used.

       If  realm-name  is  omitted  when  you enter the command, prompts for it. The program also prompts for the master database key.	You cannot
       manipulate the database without this key.

       By using database-name, you can create another database to prevent the current and files from being overwritten.

       After using to set up the master database, you may want to use the utility to hide the  master  database  password  on  the  database  host
       machine.  This  enables	Kerberos  administration programs to access and manipulate the master database, without needing the password to be
       entered manually.

       See Also
	      kdb_util(8krb), kstash(8krb), kdb_edit(8krb), kdb_destroy(8krb)


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