The gssapi package

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Simple bindings for libgssapi(SSO) and libkrb5(user/password) library.


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Versions 0.1.0.0, 0.2.0.0
Change log ChangeLog.md
Dependencies base (>=4.8 && <4.10), bytestring, resourcet, transformers [details]
License BSD3
Copyright Ondrej Palkovsky
Author Ondrej Palkovsky
Maintainer palkovsky.ondrej@gmail.com
Category Network
Home page https://github.com/ondrap/gssapi
Source repository head: git clone https://github.com/ondrap/gssapi.git
Uploaded Tue May 9 08:21:37 UTC 2017 by ondrap
Distributions NixOS:0.2.0.0
Downloads 95 total (6 in the last 30 days)
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Status Docs available [build log]
Last success reported on 2017-05-09 [all 1 reports]
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GSSAPI and Kerberos bindings for Haskell

This library provides a simplified kerberos and GSSAPI bindings for the SPNEGO authentication.

Short story

On the AD side, you need to

  • Create a new user, whose name should be the service name you'll be using Kerberos authentication on. E.g. app.example.
  • Set the "User cannot change password" and "Password never expires" options on the account
  • Set a strong password on it

From a Windows cmd.exe window, generate the service principals and keytabs for this user. You need an SPN named host/foo.example.com, and another named HTTP/foo.example.com. It is crucial that foo.example.com is the DNS name of your web site in the intranet, and it is an A record. Given that app.example is the account name you created, you would execute:

C:\> ktpass -princ host/foo.example.com@EXAMPLE.COM -mapuser
EXAMPLECOM\app.example -pass * -out host.keytab -ptype KRB5_NT_PRINCIPAL -crypto All

C:\> ktpass -princ HTTP/foo.example.com@EXAMPLE.COM -mapuser
EXAMPLECOM\app.example -pass * -out http.keytab -ptype KRB5_NT_PRINCIPAL -crypto All

Verify that the correct SPNs are created:

C:\> setspn -Q */foo.example.com

it should yield both the HTTP/ and host/ SPNs, both mapped to the app.example user.

On the server side you need to

Create a krb5.keytab using ktutil, concatenating together the two SPNs keytabs:

# ktutil
ktutil:  rkt host.keytab
ktutil:  rkt http.keytab
ktutil:  wkt /etc/krb5.keytab
ktutil:  quit

Verify that the created keytab file has been built correctly:

# klist -kt /etc/krb5.keytab
Keytab name: WRFILE:/etc/krb5.keytab
KVNO Timestamp         Principal
---- ----------------- --------------------------------------------------------
9 02/19/13 04:02:48 HTTP/foo.example.com@EXAMPLE.COM
8 02/19/13 04:02:48 host/foo.example.com@EXAMPLE.COM

Key version numbers (KVNO) will be different in your case.

Verify that you are able to authenticate using the keytab, without password:

# kinit -5 -V -k -t /etc/krb5.keytab HTTP/foo.example.com
  Authenticated to Kerberos v5

# klist
Ticket cache: FILE:/tmp/krb5cc_0
Default principal: HTTP/foo.example.com@EXAMPLE.COM

Valid starting     Expires            Service principal
02/19/13 17:37:42  02/20/13 03:37:40  krbtgt/EXAMPLE.COM@EXAMPLE.COM
        renew until 02/20/13 17:37:42

Make the keytab file accessible only by appropriate users or groups

# chmod 440 /etc/krb5.keytab
# chown root:nginx /etc/krb5.keytab