You can find the vasyp.bff file in the client directory for your AIX operating system on the installation media.
To install and configure vasyp on AIX
# stopsrc -s ypbind # stopsrc -s ypserv
Also ensure that all entries dealing with ypserv and ypbind in /etc/rc.nfs are commented out.
Note: You do not need to do this if the machine is not configured as a NIS server.
# installp -ac -d vasyp_AIX_<platform>.<version>.bff all
# /etc/rc.d/init.d/vasypd start
Note: Do not configure the NIS client using the standard AIX configuration instructions. Normally, you configure the system domain name and enable the NIS client in /etc/rc.nfs. For vasyp to work correctly on AIX, you must disable any NIS configuration in the /etc/rc.nfs file.
You can now use the NIS utilities like ypwhich and ypcat to query vasyp for NIS map data.
By default, the vasyp daemon only searches the Active Directory container, or organizational unit (OU) in which the Unix computer object was created. You can override this search location by configuring the search-base option in vas.conf. This allows you to have different sets of NIS maps for different groups of Unix hosts.
For more information on the search-base option, refer to the vasypd section of the vas.conf man page.
These are the components associated with using Authentication Services in a NIS environment:
The RFC 2307 Map Import Wizard imports NIS data into Active Directory as RFC 2307 objects either from a NIS server or from a local file. This wizard can also save an import session as an LDIF file that you can import using standard LDAP tools.
The RFC 2307 NIS Map Editor is the standard Windows tool for modifying RFC 2307 NIS data that has been imported into Active Directory using the import wizard.
nisedit is the NIS Map Command Line Administration Utility you run from the host.
vasyp runs on a Authentication Services Unix host machine joined to an Active Directory domain. It interprets RFC 2307 objects from Active Directory as standard NIS maps on Unix.
Using the RFC 2307 NIS Map Import Wizard, you can import directly from local files or from an existing NIS server.
To start the NIS Map Import Wizard
By default, NIS Map Objects are only available to Authentication Services clients in the same organizational unit to which they are joined.
If the client is joined in Unix Personality Mode then only the NIS maps residing in the personality containers NIS OU are accessible.
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