System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

Management Scope

The Solaris Management Console uses the term management scope to refer to the name service environment that you want to use with the selected management tool. The management scope choices for the Users tool and the Computers and Networks tool are LDAP, NIS, NIS+, or files.

The management scope that you select during a console session should correspond to the primary name service that is identified in the /etc/nsswitch.conf file.