Solaris Naming Administration Guide

NIS+ Security Requirements

The user who runs fncreate and other FNS commands is expected to have the necessary NIS+ credentials.

The environment variable NIS_GROUP specifies the group owner for the NIS+ objects created by fncreate. In order to facilitate administration of the NIS+ objects, NIS_GROUP should be set to the name of the NIS+ group responsible for FNS administration for that domain prior to executing fncreate and other FNS commands.

Changes to NIS+ related properties, including default access control rights, could be effected using NIS+ administration tools and interfaces after the context has been created. The NIS+ object name that corresponds to an FNS composite name can be obtained using fnlookup and fnlist, described later in this document.