This example creates credential information for a principal machine. Its host name is starshine1 and it belongs to the root domain. Therefore, its credential information is created from the root master server. In this example, you create them while logged in as root to the root master; however, if you already have valid credential information and the proper access rights, you could create them while logged in as yourself.
rootmaster# nisaddcred -p firstname.lastname@example.org -P starshine1.doc.com. des Adding key pair for email@example.com (starshine1.doc.com.). Enter starshine1.doc.com.'s root login password: Retype password:
The proper response to the password prompt is the principal machine's superuser password. Of course, you could use a dummy password that would later be changed by someone logged in as superuser to that principal machine.