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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

NIS+ Configuration Overview

NIS+ and the Service Management Facility

Using svcadm With rpc.nisd -x

Modifying the /lib/svc/method/nisplus File

Creating a Sample NIS+ Namespace

Summary of NIS+ Scripts Command Lines

Setting Up NIS+ Root Servers

Prerequisites to Running nisserver to Set Up a Root Server

How to Create an NIS+ Root Master Server

How to Change Incorrect Information When Setting Up NIS+

How to Set Up a Multihomed NIS+ Root Master Server

Populating NIS+ Tables

Prerequisites to Running nispopulate to Populate Root Server Tables

How to Populate the NIS+ Root Master Server Tables

Setting Up NIS+ Client Machines

How to Initialize a New NIS+ Client Machine

Creating Additional NIS+ Client Machines

Initializing NIS+ Client Users

How to Initialize an NIS+ User

Setting Up NIS+ Servers

Configuring a Client as an NIS+ Server

How to Configure an NIS+ Server Without NIS Compatibility

How to Configure an NIS+ Server With NIS Compatibility

How to Configure an NIS+ Server With DNS Forwarding and NIS Compatibility

Creating Additional NIS+ Servers

Creating an NIS+ Root Replica Server

How to Create an NIS+ Root Replica

How to Set Up Multihomed NIS+ Replica Servers

Creating an NIS+ Subdomain

How to Create a New Non-Root NIS+ Domain

Creating Additional NIS+ Domains

Populating the New NIS+ Subdomain's Tables

Prerequisites to Populating a NIS+ Subdomain's Tables

Populating the NIS+ Master Server Tables

How to Populate the NIS+ Tables From Files

How to Populate the NIS+ Tables From NIS Maps

Creating NIS+ Subdomain Replicas

How to Create an NIS+ Replica

Initializing NIS+ Subdomain Client Machines

How to Initialize an NIS+ Subdomain Client Machine

Initializing an NIS+ Subdomain Client Users

How to Initialize an NIS+ Subdomain User

Summary of Commands for the Sample NIS+ Namespace

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+



Initializing NIS+ Client Users

After a machine has become an NIS+ client, the users of that machine must add themselves to the NIS+ domain. Adding a user to the domain means changing the Secure RPC password to that user's login password. What actually happens is that the user's password and the Secure RPC password are bound together. This procedure uses the nisclient script.

How to Initialize an NIS+ User

Before You Begin

Before you use the nisclient script to initialize a user, be sure the following prerequisites have been met.

You need the following information to run nisclient.

  1. To become an NIS+ client, enter the following nisclient command while logged in as the user.
    user1prompt% nisclient -u
    At the prompt below, type the network password (also known as the 
    Secure-RPC password) that you obtained either from your administrator 
    or from running the nispopulate script.
    Please enter the Secure-RPC password for user1:
  2. Enter the Secure RPC password, which is nisplus in this case.

    The password does not echo on the screen.

    Please enter the login password for user1:
  3. Type the user's login password and press Return.

    The password does not echo on the screen.

    Your network password has been changed to your login one.
    Your network and login passwords are now the same

    This user is now an NIS+ client. You need to have all users make themselves NIS+ clients.