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

How NIS+ Access Rights Are Assigned and Changed

When you create an NIS+ object, NIS+ assigns that object a default set of access rights for the owner and group classes. By default, the owner is the NIS+ principal who creates the object. The default group is the group named in the NIS_GROUP environment variable.

Specifying Different Default Rights in NIS+

NIS+ provides two different ways to change the default rights that are automatically assigned to an NIS+ object when it is created.

Changing Access Rights to an Existing NIS+ Object

When an NIS+ object is created, it comes into existence with a default set of access rights (from either the NIS_DEFAULTS environment variable or as specified with the -D option). These default rights can be changed with the