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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

Introduction to NIS+ Root Domain Configuration

Standard Configuration and NIS-Compatible NIS+ Configuration Procedures

Establishing the NIS+ Root Domain

Summary of NIS+ Configuration Steps

NIS+ Security Considerations

Prerequisites to Establishing an NIS+ Root Domain

How to Configure an NIS+ Root Domain

NIS+ Root Domain Configuration Summary

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+



Introduction to NIS+ Root Domain Configuration

This task describes how to configure the root domain with the root master server running at security level 2 (the normal level).

Note - It is much easier to perform this task with the NIS+ installation scripts than with the NIS+ command set as described here. The methods described in this chapter should be used only by those administrators who are very familiar with NIS+ and who require some nonstandard features or configurations not provided by the installation scripts.

Setting up the root domain involves three major tasks:

However, setting up the root domain is not as simple as performing these three tasks in order; they are intertwined with one another. For instance, you must specify some security parameters before you create the root directory, the rest, after. To make the root domain easier to configure, this chapter separates these tasks into individual steps and arranges them into their most efficient order.