A service principal is the name by which a client uniquely identifies an instance of a service, and is associated with the security principal in whose security context the service executes. To add a service principal, you must first create a Kerberos Realm and add a Key Distribution Center.
To add a DNS service principal for a Kerberos Realm:
- From the configuration drop-down menu, select a configuration.
- Select one of the following tabs: IP Space, DNS, Devices, TFTP, or Servers. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Configuration information page.
- Select the Kerberos Realms tab. Under Kerberos Realms, click the name of a Kerberos realm.
- Click the Service Principals tab and click New.
Under General, set the name, key version number, and
- Name—enter the name for the Kerberos service principal defined in the User Logon name field in Windows configuration section. The typical syntax for service principal names is primary/instance. Primary is either a user name or the name of a service. Instance provides information that qualifies the primary, such as describing the intended use of the credentials for a user or the fully qualified hostname for a host. Example: DNS/<adonis server name>.example.com
- Key Version Number—enter the msDS-KeyVersionNumber attribute value as displayed in ADSI Edit on the Windows DC for the principal’s Kerberos key. If you use ktpass command, the key version number (vno#) value can be found in the output .keytab file.
- Password—enter the principal’s Kerberos password. This is the AD user account password created on Windows DC.
- Under KDCs, leave the Override Realm KDCs check box unchecked to have all available KDCs automatically assigned in order.
- Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
- Click Add.