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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

About the NIS+ Scripts

What the NIS+ Scripts Will Do

What the NIS+ Scripts Will Not Do

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

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+



About the NIS+ Scripts


Caution - Before running the NIS+ setup scripts, make sure you have performed the steps described in NIS+ Configuration Overview.

The three NIS+ scripts – nisserver, nispopulate, and nisclient – enable you to set up an NIS+ namespace. The NIS+ scripts are Bourne shell scripts that execute groups of NIS+ commands so you do not have to type the NIS+ commands individually. The following table describes what each script does.

Table 3-1 List of NIS+ Scripts

NIS+ Script
What It Does
Sets up the root master, non-root master and replica servers with level 2 security (DES)
Populates NIS+ tables in a specified domain from their corresponding system files or NIS maps
Creates NIS+ credentials for hosts and users; initializes NIS+ hosts and users