NIS to LDAP example


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In this example, I bind a Solaris 8 NIS client to a Solaris 10 DSEE 6.2 LDAP server and convert the following NIS maps to LDAP containers:

  • passwd
  • group
  • auto_master
  • Two non-standard NIS automount maps--auto_pra and auto_soft

Save the NIS maps as text files

Save the NIS maps as text files before binding the client to the LDAP server. As soon as you use ldapclient and bind to an LDAP server, /etc/nsswitch.ldap is copied over /etc/nsswitch.conf and your NIS client is stopped.

On the Solaris 8 NIS client:

$ ypcat passwd > /tmp/nis_passwd_map
$ ypcat group > /tmp/nis_group_map
$ ypcat -k auto_master > /tmp/nis_auto_master_map
$ ypcat -k auto_pra > /tmp/nis_auto_pra_map
$ ypcat -k auto_soft > /tmp/nis_auto_soft_map

Bind the Solaris 8 NIS client to the LDAP domain


# ldapclient -P simple -d -D cn=proxyagent,ou=profile,dc=subdomain,dc=example,dc=com LDAP_server_IP
System successfully configured
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