Kevin Wierman

SCP With Kerberos

Goal

I find myself in the position of moving files between institutions with varying authentication systems. One of the more problematic (though secure) systems is kerberos. The symptom is "permission denied" errors even though you have a valid kerberos ticket via kinit.

Solution

The following line makes life easier.

scp -o GSSAPIAuthentication=yes  <my user>@<my server>:<my remote file> <my local file>

Bam.