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KEYTAB file format description

Many people share .keytab files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .keytab file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .keytab files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.keytab - Kerberos Encrypted Key Data

The KEYTAB data files are related to Kerberos. KEYTAB file is a Kerberos Encrypted Key Data. Kerberos is a network authentication protocol. It is designed to provide strong authentication for client/server applications by using secret-key cryptography.

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Naturally, other applications may also use the .keytab file extension. Even harmful programs can create .keytab files. Be especially cautious with .keytab files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .keytab file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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