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

How an NIS+ Server Grants Access Rights to Tables

This section discusses how a server grants access to tables objects, entries, and columns during each type of operation: read, modify, destroy, and create.

Note –

At security level 0, a server enforces no NIS+ access rights and all clients are granted full access rights to the table object. Security level 0 is only for administrator setup and testing purposes. Do not use level 0 in any environment where ordinary users are performing their normal work.

The four factors that a server must consider when deciding whether to grant access are:

After authenticating the principal making the request by making sure the principal has a valid DES credential, an NIS+ server determines the type of operation and the object of the request.