The keytab file extension is related to the Unix and Unix-like operating systems. The keytab file contains encrypted keys for Kerberos protocol.

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KEYTAB file extension - Unix Kerberos encrypted key file

What is keytab file? How to open keytab files?

File type specification:

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The keytab file extension is associated with the Unix, Linux, Mac OS X and other Unix-based operating systems.

The keytab file stores pairs of Kerberos principals and encrypted keys.

Kerberos is a computer network authentication protocol.

The default software associated to keytab file type:

Mac OS X icon

Apple, Inc. logo Mac OS X  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Apple, Inc.

OS X or Mac OS X is Unix-based operating system developed by Apple Inc. for Macintosh computers. It contains basic core applications for everyday use, such as Finder basic file manager, Safari for Internet browsing, QuickTime for video, iTunes for managing audio data and iPod, iOS devices management , iMessage instant messaging, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and many more.

The latest version 10.11 of OS X is called El Capitan. It is available to purchase on Mac App Store as well as is distributed with new Mac computers and notebooks. It includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability.

OS X operating system was replaced by new macOS in 2016!

Unix icon

The Open Group logo Unix  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  The Open Group

Unix is multi-tasking operating system for various platforms. The first version was released in 1969. It is developed by AT&T as well as various commercial vendors, universities and non-profit organizations. Traditional Original Unix systems have characteristics of Version 7 Unix or UNIX System V. Unix Specification have Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, z/OS etc. Other systems, such as Linux and BSD are called Unix-like or Unix system-like.

Linux operating systems icon

Various Linux developers logo Linux operating systems  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  Various Linux developers

Linux is family of Unix-based operating systems. Linux kernel supports variety of devices such as desktop computers, smart phones, tablet computers, routers, video game consoles etc. Linux is also leading operating system for servers. Linux is available for free in many distributions on the Internet.

Popular distributions for desktops are Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian. For servers are variants of Red Hat, Xandros, Slackware, Debian, SUSE etc.

Operating system for smart phones called Android is also based on Linux. Nokia developed Linux based operating systems for smart phones called MeeGo and Maemo.

Help how to open KEYTAB files:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to open this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not meant to be opened or viewed directly. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

For general information try to look at:
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How to convert file with extension KEYTAB:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .keytab file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open keytab file, edit keytab file, convert keytab file, view keytab file, play keytab file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Others keytab file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with keytab file - Unix Kerberos encrypted key file

Click on the software link(s) for more information. Suggested software applications use keytab file type for internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open keytab file actions.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Linux/Unix:

Main software associated with keytab file by default:
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