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Oracle Solaris Administration: Naming and Directory Services     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
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Part I About Naming and Directory Services

1.  Naming and Directory Services (Overview)

2.  Name Service Switch (Overview)

3.  Managing DNS (Tasks)

4.  Setting Up Oracle Solaris Active Directory Clients (Tasks)

Overview of the nss_ad Naming Service Module

How to Configure the nss_ad Module

Password Updates

How the nss_ad Naming Service Module Retrieves Data From AD

Retrieving passwd Information

Retrieving shadow Information

Retrieving group Information

Part II NIS Setup and Administration

5.  Network Information Service (Overview)

6.  Setting Up and Configuring NIS (Tasks)

7.  Administering NIS (Tasks)

8.  NIS Troubleshooting

Part III LDAP Naming Services

9.  Introduction to LDAP Naming Services (Overview)

10.  Planning Requirements for LDAP Naming Services (Tasks)

11.  Setting Up Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition With LDAP Clients (Tasks)

12.  Setting Up LDAP Clients (Tasks)

13.  LDAP Troubleshooting (Reference)

14.  LDAP Naming Service (Reference)

15.  Transitioning From NIS to LDAP (Tasks)



Password Updates

The passwd(4) man page contains a list of valid formats for the config/passwd property in the name service switch. Adding ad to these configurations is supported. However, changing AD user passwords through the passwd command is not supported. If found in the passwd entry during a password update, ad is skipped. Use the kpasswd command to update AD user passwords.

The ad search order can be added to existing valid passorwd and group entries in name service switch. For example:

# svccfg -s svc:/system/name-service/switch
svc:/system/name-service/switch> setprop config/password = astring: "files nis ad"
svc:/system/name-service/switch> setprop config/group = astring: "files nis ad"
svc:/system/name-service/switch> select system/name-service/switch:default
svc:/system/name-service/switch:default> refresh
svc:/system/name-service/switch:default> quit