Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Deployment Planning Guide

Migrating From NIS+ to LDAP

Although you can keep NIS+ data synchronized with LDAP, such synchronization has previously required an external agent. However, the NIS+ daemon now enables you to use an LDAP server as a data repository for NIS+ data. This feature enables NIS+ and LDAP clients to share the same naming service information. The transition from using NIS+ as the main naming service to using LDAP for the same role is therefore easier.

For details on how to migrate from NIS+ to LDAP, see Chapter 16, Transitioning From NIS+ to LDAP, in System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP).