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SQL Anywhere 11.0.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Starting and Connecting to Your Database » The database server » Database server options


-krb server option

Enables Kerberos-authenticated connections to the database server.

{ dbsrv11 | dbeng11 } -krb ...
Applies to

All operating systems except Windows Mobile.


This option enables Kerberos authentication to the database server. You must specify one or more of the -krb, -kl, and -kr options for the database server to be able to authenticate clients using Kerberos.

Before you can use Kerberos authentication, a Kerberos client must already be installed and configured on both the client and database server computers. Additionally, the principal server-name@REALM must already exist in the Kerberos KDC, and the keytab for the principal server-name@REALM must already have been securely extracted to the keytab file on the database server computer. The database server will not start if the -krb option is specified, but this setup has not been performed.


The database server name cannot contain any of the following characters: /, \, or @, and database server names with multibyte characters cannot be used with Kerberos.

The login_mode database option must be set to allow Kerberos logins, and Kerberos client principals must be mapped to database user IDs using the GRANT KERBEROS LOGIN statement.

See also

For a Kerberos principal for the database server named my_server_princ@MYREALM, the following command starts a database server named my_server_princ.

dbsrv11 -krb -n my_server_princ C:\kerberos.db