Hey Rob,

I was able to get NIS passwords working.
I had a space at the end of dn: cn=config (stupid me).

Thanks for the help!

Matt

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Crittenden [mailto:rcrit...@redhat.com] 
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2013 11:07 AM
To: Joseph, Matthew (EXP); freeipa-users@redhat.com
Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] EXTERNAL: Re: NIS Compat Password Issues

Joseph, Matthew (EXP) wrote:
> 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?

You have two choices.

You can try the instructions at 
http://freeipa.org/page/ConfiguringUnixClients to configure LDAP for 
authentication. We haven't tested this for many moons but it should 
still work.

Or you can proceed and try to use crypt passwords which will be sent in 
the passwd entry. The LDIF you provided should have worked fine, I'm not 
sure why it didn't, particularly the error it returned. If you do it on 
the IPA server you shoudl just need:

ldapmodify -x -D 'cn=directory manager' -W
dn: ...

As for migrating existing passwords, you need to enable migration mode 
(ipa config-mod --enable-migration=true) and set the password when the 
user is added.

ipa user-add --first=Rob --last=Crittenden rcritten --setattr 
userPassword='{CRYPT}hash'

ypcat passwd should confirm that the password is visible. We don't 
recommend this.

rob

>
> 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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