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System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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Part I About Naming and Directory Services

1.  Naming and Directory Services (Overview)

2.  The Name Service Switch (Overview)

Part II DNS Setup and Administration

3.  DNS Setup and Administration (Reference)

Part III NIS Setup and Administration

4.  Network Information Service (NIS) (Overview)

5.  Setting Up and Configuring NIS Service

6.  Administering NIS (Tasks)

7.  NIS Troubleshooting

Part IV LDAP Naming Services Setup and Administration

8.  Introduction to LDAP Naming Services (Overview/Reference)

9.  LDAP Basic Components and Concepts (Overview)

10.  Planning Requirements for LDAP Naming Services (Tasks)

11.  Setting Up Sun Java System Directory Server With LDAP Clients (Tasks)

12.  Setting Up LDAP Clients (Tasks)

13.  LDAP Troubleshooting (Reference)

14.  LDAP General Reference (Reference)

15.  Transitioning From NIS to LDAP (Overview/Tasks)

Part V Active Directory Naming Service

16.  Setting Up Oracle Solaris Active Directory Clients

Overview of the nss_ad Naming Service Module

Configuring the nss_ad Naming Service Module

How to Configure the nss_ad Module

Password Updates

How the nss_ad Naming Service Module Retrieves Data From AD

Retrieving passwd Information

Retrieving shadow Information

Retrieving group Information



Chapter 16

Setting Up Oracle Solaris Active Directory Clients

The nss_ad naming service module provides a back end for the passwd, shadow, and group files. The nss_ad module uses Active Directory (AD) and its native schema as the naming service to resolve user and group names and IDs from across an AD forest.