System Administration Guide: Security Services

ProcedureHow to Specify a New Password Algorithm for an NIS+ Domain

When users in an NIS+ domain change their passwords, the NIS+ name service consults the algorithms configuration in the /etc/security/policy.conf file on the NIS+ master. The NIS+ master, which is running the rpc.nispasswd daemon, creates the encrypted password.

  1. Specify the password encryption algorithm in the /etc/security/policy.conf file on the NIS+ master.

  2. To minimize confusion, copy the NIS+ master's /etc/security/policy.conf file to every host in the NIS+ domain.