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This is the gss-proxy project.

Documentation lives in the docs folder of this repository.

The goal is to have a GSS-API proxy, with standardizable protocol and a (somewhat portable) reference client and server implementation. There are several motivations for this some of which are:

  • Kernel-mode GSS-API applications (CIFS, NFS, AFS, ...) need to be able to leave all complexity of GSS_Init/Accept_sec_context() out of the kernel by upcalling to a daemon that does all the dirty work.

  • Isolation and privilege separation for user-mode applications. For example: letting HTTP servers use but not see the keytabe entries for HTTP/* principals for accepting security contexts.

  • Possibly an ssh-agent-like SSH agent for GSS credentials -- a gss-agent.

gss-proxy uses libverto for dealing with event loops. Note that you need to have at least one libverto event library installed (e.g. libverto-tevent).

We have a mailing list and an IRC channel (#gssapi on