Registry Key to Allow Session Keys to Be Sent in Kerberos Ticket-Granting-Ticket

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To provide better security, Microsoft has restricted an interface to retrieve ticket-granting-ticket/session key pairs from the Kerberos security package. Because some third-party programs may require this functionality to operate properly, the following information has been provided so you can re-enable this interface.

For additional information about the latest service pack for Windows 2000, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack


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Previous to the change that is described in the "Summary" section of this article, programs could use the Win32 LsaCallAuthenticationPackage API specifying KERB_RETRIEVE_TICKET_REQUEST and either KerbRetrieveEncodedTicketMessage or KerbRetrieveTicketMessage message types to retrieve a Kerberos ticket-granting-ticket (TGT) and the associated session key.

The registry value to include a session key in the TGT:
Value Name: allowtgtsessionkey
Value Type: REG_SZ
Value Range: 0 or 1 (default of 0)
  • 0: The KerbRetrieveEncodedTicketMessage response will not include a session key that allows this TGT to be used for logon.
  • 1: Indicates that a session key should be returned with the TGT according to current behavior.


Article ID: 308339 - Last Review: February 28, 2007 - Revision: 3.4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
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