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Shishi is an implementation of the Kerberos 5 network authentication
system. Shishi can be used to authenticate users in distributed
systems. Shishi is part of a GNU system.
* Version 0.0.42 (released 2010-03-15)
** libshishi: Add APIs to save keys on keytab format.
The functions are shishi_keys_to_keytab_file and
** libshishi: Add APIs to retrieve/set the timestamp for a key.
Typically only used by keytab format. The functions are
shishi_key_timestamp and shishi_key_timestamp_set.
** libshishi: Add API to read several keys from a file.
The function is shishi_keys_from_file.
** keytab2shishi: Add --reverse (-R) parameter to write Keytab files.
This allows you to use create Keytab files from your Shishi hostkeys.
** libshishi: Fix bug where '3des' is parsed as 'des'.
** minitasn1: Internal copy upgraded to GNU Libtasn1 v2.5.
** API and ABI modifications:
Shishi contains a library ('libshishi') that can be used by application
developers to add support for Kerberos 5. Shishi contains a command
line utility ('shishi') that is used by users to acquire and manage
tickets (and more). The server side, a Key Distribution Center (KDC),
is implemented by 'shishid', and support X.509 authenticated TLS via
GnuTLS. Of course, a manual documenting usage aspects as well as the
programming API is included.
Shishi currently supports AS/TGS exchanges for acquiring tickets,
pre-authentication, the AP exchange for performing client and server
authentication, and SAFE/PRIV for integrity/privacy protected
application data exchanges. The DES, 3DES, ARCFOUR, and AES
cryptographic algorithms are supported.
Shishi aims to be internationalized, thread safe and portable. Shishi
is written in ANSI/ISO C89, and has been ported to numerous platforms,
including most major Unix platforms and Windows, running on devices
including iPAQ handhelds and S/390 mainframes. Shishi can also be cross
compiled to Microsoft Windows using mingw32 and embedded platforms such
as the Motorola Coldfire.
Current work items include improvements on the server (KDC), integration
of initial authentication via OpenPGP using GnuTLS, set-passwd
implementation, and a LDAP backend for the Shisa library used in the KDC
for information storage. Assistance is appreciated on any of these (or
The project web page is available at:
All manuals are available from:
Specifically, the following formats are available.
The main manual:
http://www.gnu.org/software/shishi/manual/shishi.html - HTML format
http://www.gnu.org/software/shishi/manual/shishi.pdf - PDF format
API Reference manual:
http://www.gnu.org/software/shishi/reference/ - GTK-DOC HTML
Also useful are code coverage charts which indicate parts of the source
code that needs to be tested better by the included self-tests:
If you need help to use Shishi, or want to help others, you are
invited to join our help-shishi mailing list, see:
Here are the compressed sources (4.1MB):
Here are GPG detached signatures signed using key 0xB565716F:
Improving Shishi is costly, but you can help! We are looking for
organizations that find Shishi useful and wish to contribute back. You
can contribute by reporting bugs, improve the software, or donate money
Commercial support contracts for Shishi are available, and they help
finance continued maintenance. Simon Josefsson Datakonsult AB, a
Stockholm based privately held company, is currently funding Shishi
maintenance. We are always looking for interesting development
projects. See http://josefsson.org/ for more details.
The software is cryptographically signed by the author using an
OpenPGP key identified by the following information:
pub 1280R/B565716F 2002-05-05 [expires: 2011-03-30]
Key fingerprint = 0424 D4EE 81A0 E3D1 19C6 F835 EDA2 1E94 B565 716F
uid Simon Josefsson <address@hidden>
uid Simon Josefsson <address@hidden>
sub 1280R/4D5D40AE 2002-05-05 [expires: 2011-03-30]
The key is available from:
Daily builds of the package are available from:
Here are the build reports for various platforms:
Here are the SHA-1 and SHA-224 checksums:
Description: PGP signature
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