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

No NIS+ Permission

The most common permission problem is the simplest: you have not been granted permission to perform some task that you try to do. Use niscat -o on the object in question to determine what permissions you have. If you need additional permission, you, the owner of the object, or the system administrator can either change the permission requirements of the object (as described in Chapter 15, Administering NIS+ Access Rights) or add you to a group that does have the required permissions (as described in Chapter 17, Administering NIS+ Groups).