Solaris Naming Administration Guide

NIS+ Principal Names

NIS+ principal names are sometimes confused with Secure RPC netnames. Both types of names are described in the security chapters of Part--2. However, one difference is worth pointing out now because it can cause confusion: NIS+ principal names always end in a dot and Secure RPC netnames never do:

Table 4-3 NIS+ Principal Names

NIS+ principal name

Secure RPC netname 

Also, even though credentials for principals are stored in a cred table, neither the name of the cred table nor the name of the org_dir directory is included in the principal name.