System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (NIS+)

NIS+ Credential-Related Commands

In addition to the nisaddcred command described in this chapter, two other commands can provide some useful information about credentials. The niscat and nismatch commands are described in the following table.

Table 12–4 Additional NIS+ Credential-Related Commands




niscat -o

Lists a directory's properties. By looking in the public key field of the directory's server, you can tell whether the directory object is storing a public key. 

Listing the Object Properties of an NIS+ Directory


When run on the cred table, displays credential information for principal.

nismatch and nisgrep Commands