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

Security Considerations When Populating Tables From NIS Maps

You can perform this task from any NIS+ client as long as you (or superuser on the client) have the proper credentials and access rights. If you are going to replace or merge the entries in the table with the entries from the NIS map, you must have create and destroy rights to the table. If you are going to append the new entries, you need only create rights.

After you complete this operation, the table entries are owned by the NIS+ principal that performed the operation (either you or, if logged on as superuser, the client) and the group specified by the NIS_GROUP environment variable.