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

Viewing an NIS+ Object's Access Rights

The access rights can be viewed by using the niscat command:

niscat -o objectname

Where objectname is the name of the object whose access rights you want to view.

This command returns the following information about an NIS+ object:

Access rights for the four authorization classes are displayed as a list of 16 characters, like this:


Each character represents a type of access right:

The first four characters represent the access rights granted to nobody, the next four to the owner, the next four to the group, and the last four to the world.

Figure 15–1 NIS+ Access Rights Display

Diagram shows order of access rights, starting with nobody

Note –

Unlike UNIX file systems, the first set of rights is for nobody, not for the owner.