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Subject: kadmin issue on Solaris
From: Mayooran Velayuthampillai <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 12:30:32 -0500
CC: Shadia Allam <>, Fredy Fredy <>, Kevin See <>, Greg Stager <>
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I'm trying to generate a keytab file on my Solaris Kerberos client machine by issuing the following:

# kadmin -p admin/admin
Authenticating as principal admin/admin with password.
kadmin: Database error! Required KADM5 principal missing while initializing kadmin interface

and I'm getting the above error. I'm unable to move forward with this error message. I tried googling and I found a post that was talking about 'inetd.conf'. But there was no entry in that file regarding Kerberos. So that fix doesn't apply to me.

Note, that I had 32bit files before and I did run into this issue before but not sure how it got resolved. And then I updated the library with 64bit files and now I'm facing this issue once again.

I've issued the kadmin -p admin/admin command on other Kerberos client machines and they work fine. I'm able to get into the kadmin prompt. So, there is no issue with the user admin/admin.

I tried kadmin.local and here is what I get.

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# kadmin.local -p admin/admin
Authenticating as principal admin/admin with password.
kadmin.local: No such file or directory while initializing kadmin.local interface

I'm not sure how to solve this issue. Any ideas?



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