afslog - obtain AFS tokens

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afslog — obtain AFS tokens


afslog [−h −−help] [−−no-v5] [−u −−unlog] [−v −−verbose] [−−version] [

−c cell |
cell ] [
realm |
realm ] [
principal |
principal ] [
path ] [cell path ...]


afslog obtains AFS tokens for a number of cells. What cells to get tokens for can either be specified as an explicit list, as file paths to get tokens for, or be left unspecified, in which case afslog will use whatever magic krb_afslog(3) decides upon.

Supported options:


This makes afslog not try using Kerberos 5.

−P principal, −−principal principal

select what Kerberos 5 principal to use.

−−cache cache

select what Kerberos 5 credential cache to use. −−principal overrides this option.

−u, −−unlog

Destroy tokens instead of obtaining new. If this is specified, all other options are ignored (except for −−help and −−version).

−v, −−verbose

Adds more verbosity for what is actually going on.

−c cell, −−cell=cell

This specified one or more cell names to get tokens for.

−k realm, −−realm=realm

This is the Kerberos realm the AFS servers live in, this should normally not be specified.

−p path, −−file=path

This specified one or more file paths for which tokens should be obtained.

Instead of using −c and −p, you may also pass a list of cells and file paths after any other options. These arguments are considered files if they are either the strings “

. ” or “..” or they contain a slash, or if there exists a file by that name.


Assuming that there is no file called “” in the current directory, and that /afs/ points to that cell, the follwing should be identical:

$ afslog -c
$ afslog
$ afslog /afs/


krb_afslog(3) HEIMDAL November 26, 2002 AFSLOG(1)

Updated 2024-01-29 - |