Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 98662
can't authenticate against Windows KDC
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:37:11 EDT
Description of problem: mutt fails to authenticate against a Windows Kerberos
Domain Controller. When a valid Kerberos ticket is held and the user attempts
to connect to a Kerberos-enabled IMAP server, where the KDC for the Kerberos
domain is a Windows-based server, the message "SASL authentication failed." is
displayed and mutt exits.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 5:1.4.1-1
How reproducible: Always.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get a Kerberos ticket from a Windows KDC.
2. Attempt to connect to an IMAP server which will use your ticket to
Actual results: "SASL authentication failed."
Expected results: Contents of inbox displayed.
Additional info: The attached patch, which was applied to the mutt CVS tree but
is also applicable to 1.4.1, solves the problem. See mutt bug #1556 (link given
in the URL for this bug) for details of the issue.
Created attachment 92770 [details]
Patch from mutt CVS to fix the bug
Added, will be in 1.4.1-3.