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Kerberos authentication failed: kinit: Cannot read password while getting initial credentials

Sometimes for messages like this:  

Kerberos authentication failed: kinit: Cannot read password while getting initial credentials

There is a simple solution.  Reset the user's password, because it probably expired or the user account used was just created without the user having set a new password on it.  In our case, running the following FreeIPA command produced the above issue:  

ipa-client-install –force-join -p autojoin -w "SecretPass" –fixed-primary –server=$IPA01.$NDOMAIN –server=$IPA02.$NDOMAIN –domain=$NDOMAIN –realm=$UNDOMAIN -U

Cheers,
TK


     
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