kpasswd(1) User Commands kpasswd(1)
kpasswd - change a user's Kerberos password
The kpasswd command is used to change a Kerberos principal's password.
kpasswd prompts for the current Kerberos password, which is used to
obtain a changepw ticket from the KDC for the user's Kerberos realm. If
kpasswd successfully obtains the changepw ticket, the user is prompted
twice for the new password, and the password is changed.
If the principal is governed by a policy that specifies the length
and/or number of character classes required in the new password, the
new password must conform to the policy. (The five character classes
are lower case, upper case, numbers, punctuation, and all other charac-
The following operand is supported:
Change the password for the Kerberos principal principal. Other-
wise, the principal is derived from the identity of the user invok-
ing the kpasswd command.
Temporary credentials cache for the lifetime of the password chang-
ing operation. (xxxxxx is a random string.)
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
tab() allbox; cw(2.750000i)| cw(2.750000i) lw(2.750000i)|
lw(2.750000i). ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWkrbu
If kpasswd is suspended, the changepw tickets may not be destroyed.
SunOS 5.10 30 Jul 2001 kpasswd(1)