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System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (NIS+)
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Part I About Naming and Directory Services

1.  Name Service Switch

Part II NIS+ Setup and Configuration

2.  NIS+: An Introduction

3.  NIS+ Setup Scripts

4.  Configuring NIS+ With Scripts

5.  Setting Up the NIS+ Root Domain

6.  Configuring NIS+ Clients

7.  Configuring NIS+ Servers

8.  Configuring an NIS+ Non-Root Domain

9.  Setting Up NIS+ Tables

Part III NIS+ Administration

10.  NIS+ Tables and Information

11.  NIS+ Security Overview

12.  Administering NIS+ Credentials

13.  Administering NIS+ Keys

14.  Administering Enhanced NIS+ Security Credentials

15.  Administering NIS+ Access Rights

16.  Administering NIS+ Passwords

17.  Administering NIS+ Groups

Solaris Groups and NIS+ Groups

NIS+ Groups

Related NIS+ Administration Commands for Groups

NIS+ Group Member Types

NIS+ Member Types

NIS+ Nonmember Types

NIS+ Group Syntax

Using niscat With NIS+ Groups

Listing the Object Properties of an NIS+ Group

nisgrpadm Command

Creating an NIS+ Group

Deleting an NIS+ Group

Adding Members to an NIS+ Group

Listing the Members of an NIS+ Group

Removing Members From an NIS+ Group

Testing for Membership in an NIS+ Group

18.  Administering NIS+ Directories

19.  Administering NIS+ Tables

20.  NIS+ Server Use Customization

21.  NIS+ Backup and Restore

22.  Removing NIS+

23.  Information in NIS+ Tables

24.  NIS+ Troubleshooting

A.  NIS+ Error Messages

About NIS+ Error Messages

Common NIS+ Namespace Error Messages

B.  Updates to NIS+ During the Solaris 10 Release

Solaris 10 and NIS+



NIS+ Groups

NIS+ groups are used to assign access rights to NIS+ objects to one or more NIS+ principles. These access rights are described in Chapter 11, NIS+ Security Overview. Information about NIS+ groups is stored in tables located in the NIS+ groups_dir directory object. Information about each group is stored in a table of the same name. For example, information about the admin group is stored in admin.groups_dir.

It is recommended practice to create at least one NIS+ group called admin. The admin NIS+ group is normally used to designate those users who are to have NIS+ access rights. You can name this group anything you want, but the NIS+ manual set assumes that the group with NIS+ administrator privileges is named admin. You can also create multiple NIS+ groups with different sets of users and different sets of rights.

Note - Always use the nisgrpadm command to work with NIS+ group membership. You can also use the nisls and nischgrp commands on the group table. Do not use the nistbladm command on the group table.

For a complete description of NIS+ group-related commands and their syntax and options, see the NIS+ man pages.