My old NIS server we used shadow passwords.
When I migrated my passwd nis file to IPA I'm assuming it also imported the 
part of the file that contains  the "x" to point it towards a shadow file.

Would I need to remove the "x" from the nis passwd file and re-migrate it to 
Is there a better way to get around this?


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Joseph, Matthew (EXP)
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2013 6:40 AM
To: Rob Crittenden;
Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] EXTERNAL: Re: NIS Compat Password Issues

Hey Rob,

The passwd section of nsswitch.conf is the following;

Passwd: files nis


-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Crittenden []
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 3:05 PM
To: Joseph, Matthew (EXP);
Subject: EXTERNAL: Re: [Freeipa-users] NIS Compat Password Issues

Joseph, Matthew (EXP) wrote:
> Hello,
> I've having issues with trying to login to our NIS clients that are 
> looking at IPA as a "NIS" Server.
> The NIS Client can view all of the usernames when I do a ypcat passwd 
> but when I try to login a with a user account it will not accept the 
> password. I've even tried setting it as simple as Password123 and 
> still nothing.
> I don't see anything NIS related in the error logs on the IPA server.
> Can someone point me in the right direction for this?

What does your nsswitch.conf look like?

Note that IPA does not provide the shadow map (because it sends hashes in the 


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