WARN.CONF(4) File Formats and Configurations WARN.CONF(4)


NAME


warn.conf - Kerberos warning configuration file

SYNOPSIS


/etc/krb5/warn.conf


DESCRIPTION


The warn.conf file contains configuration information specifying how
users will be warned by the ktkt_warnd daemon about ticket expiration. In
addition, this file can be used to auto-renew the user's Ticket-Granting
Ticket (TGT) instead of warning the user. Credential expiration warnings
and auto-renew results are sent, by means of syslog, to auth.notice.


Each Kerberos client host must have a warn.conf file in order for users
on that host to get Kerberos warnings from the client. Entries in the
warn.conf file must have the following format:

principal [renew[:opt1,...optN]] syslog|terminal time


or:

principal [renew[:opt1,...optN]] mail time [email address]


principal
Specifies the principal name to be warned. The asterisk
(*) wildcard can be used to specify groups of
principals.


renew
Automatically renew the credentials (TGT) until
renewable lifetime expires. This is equivalent to the
user running kinit -R.

The renew options include:

log-success
Log the result of the renew attempt on
success using the specified method
(syslog|terminal|mail).


log-failure
Log the result of the renew attempt on
failure using the specified method
(syslog|terminal|mail). Some renew
failure conditions are: TGT renewable
lifetime has expired, the KDCs are
unavailable, or the cred cache file has
been removed.


log
Same as specifying both log-success and
log-failure.


Note -

If no log options are given, no logging is done.


syslog
Sends the warnings to the system's syslog. Depending on
the /etc/syslog.conf file, syslog entries are written to
the /var/adm/messages file and/or displayed on the
terminal.


terminal
Sends the warnings to display on the terminal.


mail
Sends the warnings as email to the address specified by
email_address.


time
Specifies how much time before the TGT expires when a
warning should be sent. The default time value is
seconds, but you can specify h (hours) and m (minutes)
after the number to specify other time values.


email_address
Specifies the email address at which to send the
warnings. This field must be specified only with the
mail field.


EXAMPLES


Example 1: Specifying Warnings




The following warn.conf entry


* syslog 5m


specifies that warnings will be sent to the syslog five minutes before
the expiration of the TGT for all principals. The form of the message is:


jdb@ACME.COM: your kerberos credentials expire in 5 minutes


Example 2: Specifying Renewal




The following warn.conf entry:


* renew:log terminal 30m


...specifies that renew results will be sent to the user's terminal 30
minutes before the expiration of the TGT for all principals. The form of
the message (on renew success) is:


myname@ACME.COM: your kerberos credentials have been renewed


FILES


/usr/lib/krb5/ktkt_warnd
Kerberos warning daemon


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Evolving |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


kinit(1), kdestroy(1), ktkt_warnd(1M), syslog.conf(4), utmpx(4),
attributes(5), kerberos(5), pam_krb5(5)

NOTES


The auto-renew of the TGT is attempted only if the user is logged-in, as
determined by examining utmpx(4).


March 30, 2005 WARN.CONF(4)