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Working With Oracle® Solaris 11.4 Directory and Naming Services: LDAP

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Updated: November 2020
Chapter 8

Transitioning From NIS to LDAP

This chapter describes how to enable support of NIS clients that use naming information stored in the LDAP directory. By following the procedures in this chapter, you can transition from using an NIS naming service to using the LDAP naming service.

For information about the benefits of transitioning to LDAP, see Overview of the LDAP Naming Service.

Note -  The recommended and more cost effective procedure is to avoid using NIS-to-LDAP. First, set up your LDAP infrastructure; then, reconfigure your systems to directly use the LDAP infrastructure.

See the announcement about "Network Information Name Service (NIS)" in End of Features (EOF) Planned for Future Releases of Oracle Solaris (https://www.oracle.com/solaris/technologies/end-of-feature-notices-solaris11.html#futurereleases).

This chapter covers the following topics: