Description of problem:
Similar to the F17 bug #834798 that was resolved, but F18 evolution seems to have regressed and doesn't do Kerberos MAPI, I see bug #913554 but I can't tell if they are getting further as they had an existing setup upgraded.
Also still no dependency on KrbAuthDialog which would be I think helpful.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Using a new clean homedir
2. Starting evolution gives the Evolution Account Assistant
3. Type in details
4. When "Exchange MAPI" and all details are entered appropriately hit "Authenticate"
5. Evolution seems to permanently sit there with "Connecting to server, please wait"
Sits permanently at "Connecting to server, please wait"
Account gets authenticated and configured correctly.
LIBMAPI_DEBUG=15 evolution &>log.txt
,generates no meaningful output just a few:
(evolution:30632): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_entry_set_text: assertion `text != NULL'
Also Kerberos tickets for MAPI are appearing in the output of klist so it must be doing (or have done) something.
Thanks for a bug report. Could you try with this  test package, please? I hope it'll help. It contains also a patch which makes the LIBMAPI_DEBUG work for account Authentication phase too, thus you might see actual communication between server and the client. Please make sure you'll have installed latest samba too.
With respect of KrbAuthDialog, it's rather hidden/soft dependency, probably not used by most of the evolution-mapi users, which is a reason for it not being pulled in as a hard dependency.
That's looking much better and I can now get in. Though I now have bug #913554 as my contacts, calendar and tasks are local ones only.
We have a wrinkle with this too. We use a third party AD authentication system, that places it's Ticket Cache in /tmp/krb5cc_uid.
If we have a running krb5-auth-dialog (which finds the Ticket Cache in /tmp/krb5cc_uid) then evolution finds the ticket cache.
If krb5-auth-dialog isn't running and I run evolution from a shell which list valid tickets in the output of a klist, evolution doesn't connect and krb5-auth-dialog (spawned by Evolution) says tickets have expired. Does evolution have hard coded or attempt to drop back to the 'DIR::' style krb5 ticket caches? Any thoughts on this.
evolution-mapi uses D-Bus interface to talk to KrbAuthDialog, by passing the Realm as set in preferences (it's the only purpose of the realm, to have something to be passed into KrbAuthDialog). The passed-in value is simply username@realm. All the rest is led by samba, which is responsible for connecting to the server. I do not know how to help more here, I'm sorry.
I just got a confirmation from bug #913554 about that being working with Kerberos only, which makes me wonder whether it's related to something else. It seems to me that some samba version can have issues with Kerberos. I currently use samba 4.0.1, which seems to behave properly.
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