Solaris Naming Administration Guide

Using NIS With C2 Security

If the $PWDIR/security/passwd.adjunct file is present, C2 security is started automatically. ($PWDIR is defined in /var/yp/Makefile.) The C2 security mode uses the passwd.adjunct file to create the passwd.adjunct NIS map. In this implementation, NIS allows you to use both the passwd.adjunct file and shadow file to manage security. The passwd.adjunct file is processed only when you type:

# make passwd.adjunct

The make passwd command processes the passwd map only, not the passwd.adjunct map when you run make manually in the C2 security mode.