using Kerberos to authenticate to Active Directory from python ldap

Geert Jansen geert at
Sat Apr 11 17:36:56 CEST 2009

On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Olivier Sessink
<oliviersessink at> wrote:

> I noticed that there is some C code related to Kerberos in python-ad.
> Is this code required to initialize a kerberos authentication, or is
> this just to change passwords and things like that?

Actually, both. The C code exposes a small subset of the Kerberos API
to Python. I use it for credential management so things like acquire a
ticket using a password or a keytab, and to set or change a password.


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