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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

Configuring NIS+ Tables

Append, Replace, and Merge Options to NIS+ Table Population

Populating NIS+ Tables From Files

Security Considerations When Populating NIS+ Tables From Files

How to Populate NIS+ Tables From Files

Populating NIS+ Tables From NIS Maps

Security Considerations When Populating Tables From NIS Maps

How to Populate Tables From Maps

Transferring Information From NIS+ to NIS

How to Transfer Information From NIS+ to NIS

Limiting Access to the Passwd Column to NIS+ Owners and Administrators

How to Limit Read Access to the Passwd Column

NIS+ Table Population Summaries

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+



Configuring NIS+ Tables

Note - It is much easier to perform this task with the NIS+ installation scripts, as described in Part 1, 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. Also, if you have them available, the Solaris Management Console tools provide easier methods of working with NIS+ tables.

You can populate NIS+ tables in four ways:

When populating tables from maps or files, the tables should have already been created in the process of setting up a root or subdomain, as explained in Chapter 5, Setting Up the NIS+ Root Domain and Chapter 8, Configuring an NIS+ Non-Root Domain. Although you can populate a domain's tables at any time after they are created, it is recommended that you do so immediately after setting up the domain. This enables you to add clients more easily, since the required information about the clients should already be available in the domain's tables.