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Safeguard Authentication Services 4.1.5 - Administration Guide

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Deploying Authentication Services in a NIS environment

These are the components associated with using Authentication Services in a NIS environment:

  • RFC 2307 NIS Map Import Wizard

    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.

  • RFC 2307 NIS Map Editor

    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

    nisedit is the NIS Map Command Line Administration Utility you run from the host.

  • vasyp

    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.

Starting the NIS Map Import Wizard

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

  1. From Windows, start Active Directory Users and Computers.

    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.

  2. Right-click on the Computers container in the ADUC or, if in UPM mode, the NIS OU inside the promoted personality OU in ADUC.
  3. Select All Tasks | Unix Tasks | RFC 2307 NIS Map Import Wizard to launch the wizard.
  4. Click Next on the Welcome dialog.
  5. On the Source Selection dialog, select the option to Import NIS Data from Local file or Import NIS Data from the NIS Server.

Import RFC 2307 NIS map objects from a local file

To import RFC 2307 NIS map objects from a local file

  1. On the Source Selection dialog of the NIS Map Import Wizard, select the Local File option and click Next.
  2. From the File Selection dialog, select the NIS map type.
  3. Browse for the nismap file.

    Note: NIS Map file format that worked with the (legacy) VAS NIS maps does not work for the RFC 2307 nismaps.

  4. In the Final Review screen, verify that you have the correct NIS map information selected and the correct number of entries.

    You also have the option to export the maps to LDIF.

  5. Click Next.

    A verification prompt displays.

  6. Click OK to confirm.

    The Results screen lists the imported maps and notifies you if there were any errors. You have the option to save the results to a file.

  7. On the Results screen, click Finish.

    To view the NIS Map object you must enable View | Advanced Features in Active Directory Users and Computers.

Import RFC 2307 NIS map objects from an existing NIS server

To import RFC 2307 NIS map objects from an existing NIS server

  1. On the Source Selection dialog of the NIS Map Import Wizard, select the NIS Server option and click Next.
  2. Enter the NIS Domain and click Connect.

    The NIS server loads and lists the available NIS maps in the window.

  3. Select All or specific NIS maps to import and click Next.
  4. In the Final Review screen, verify that you have selected the correct NIS map information and the correct number of entries.

    You also have the option to export the maps to LDIF.

  5. Click Next.

    A verification prompt displays.

  6. Click OK to confirm.

    The Results screen lists the imported maps and notifies you if there were any errors.

  7. Click Finish.

    To view the NIS map object, enable View | Advanced Features in Active Directory Users and Computers.

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