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How to support Pi Web API "Kerberos Authentication" using nodejs/javascript?

Question asked by AniketAmrutkar on Nov 17, 2016
Latest reply on Nov 28, 2016 by gregor

Hi Guys,

I am working on Pi Web API integration.

I am using basic authentication without any problem through my node js code.

Now I want to support kerberos authentication.  I have make changes in system explorer to support "Kerberos" authentication.

I am using Google Chrome on MacBook. After making Kerberos related changes, I am not able to login into piwebapi using my browser. getting error : "Authorization has been denied for this request."

However If I try to login from Windows box using chrome browser I can login. Getting following response in /piwebapi/system/configuration :


  "AuthenticationMethods": [



  "CorsExposedHeaders": "Allow,Content-Encoding,Content-Length,Date,Location",

  "CorsHeaders": null,

  "CorsMethods": "GET,OPTIONS",

  "CorsOrigins": null,

  "CorsSupportsCredentials": false,

  "DisableWrites": false,

  "MaxReturnedItemsPerCall": 1500000,

  "SearchBoosts": [









  "SearchPointAttributes": [






  "SearchScanInterval": 180



I am having two questions :

1. How can I login into Pi Web API from macbook?  I visited following article for help but it did not help :


2. I am working on integrating Pi Web api , writing code in nodejs.. I am not sure which libraries to use and what approach to take.

I tried using (

--------- Code Snippet ----------

var krb5 = require('node-krb5');
var REALM=<server-address>
var username = <username>
var password = <password>

krb5.authenticate(username+'@'+REALM, password, function(err) {
  if (err) {
  console.log("Error: " + err);
  } else {


Getting following error :
Error: unable to reach any KDC in realm <server-address>, tried 0 KDCs



Can you please help me in this