Hey Rob,

The NIS Clients that I am adding are Solaris 2.7, and Solaris 8. So I believe 
looking at the IPA document they would need to be Solaris 9 or above for it to 
communicate with IPA natively using LDAP.
These Servers aren't going to be around much longer (Probably another year at 
the most) so I am just looking for the quickest way possible to get them to 
communicate with IPA.

What do you think the best course of action would be for my situation?

Matt

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Crittenden [mailto:rcrit...@redhat.com] 
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2013 10:36 AM
To: Joseph, Matthew (EXP); freeipa-users@redhat.com
Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] EXTERNAL: Re: NIS Compat Password Issues

Joseph, Matthew (EXP) wrote:
> 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 
> IPA?
> Is there a better way to get around this?

This is why I asked what nsswitch.conf looked like. IPA does not provide the 
shadow map, so no passwords at all area available.

It is possible to add a shadow map, but it is unsecure and one of the primary 
reasons people don't use NIS much any more.

What kind of client are you configuring, and do you need it to be pure NIS?

rob

>
> Matt
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: freeipa-users-boun...@redhat.com 
> [mailto:freeipa-users-boun...@redhat.com] On Behalf Of Joseph, Matthew 
> (EXP)
> Sent: Friday, April 05, 2013 6:40 AM
> To: Rob Crittenden; freeipa-users@redhat.com
> Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] EXTERNAL: Re: NIS Compat Password Issues
>
> Hey Rob,
>
> The passwd section of nsswitch.conf is the following;
>
> Passwd: files nis
>
> Matt
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Crittenden [mailto:rcrit...@redhat.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 3:05 PM
> To: Joseph, Matthew (EXP); freeipa-users@redhat.com
> 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 
> clear).
>
> rob
>
>
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