Before you use the nisclient script to initialize a user, be sure the following prerequisites have been met.
The domain must have already been configured and its master server must be running.
The master server of the domain's tables must be populated. (At a minimum, the hosts table must have an entry for the new client machine.)
You must have initialized a client machine in the domain.
You must be logged in as a user on the client machine. In this example, the user is named user2.
You need the following information to run the nisclient command.
The user's login name (user2, in this example)
The default Secure RPC password (nisplus)
The login password of the user that will become the NIS+ client
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.