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

Initializing an NIS+ Subdomain Client Users

You use the same procedure (nisclient) to initialize a user in the new domain as you do to initialize a user in the root domain. All users must make themselves NIS+ clients. This example shows you only what you would type to initialize a user for the new domain. For the rest of the script's output, see How to Initialize an NIS+ User.

ProcedureHow to Initialize an NIS+ Subdomain User

Before You Begin

Before you use the nisclient script to initialize a user, be sure the following prerequisites have been met.

You need the following information to run the nisclient command.

  1. To become an NIS+ client, type the following command while logged in as the user.

    user2prompt% nisclient -u
    At the prompt below, type the network password (also known as the 
    Secure-RPC password) that you obtained either from your administrator 
    or from running the nispopulate script.
    Please enter the Secure-RPC password for user2:

    See How to Initialize an NIS+ User for the rest of this script's output.