Edit standard and nonstandard map entries using the command line interface

To edit standard and nonstandard map entries using the command line

Note

When you use nismap to delete a user, group, or host object, only the UNIX attributes of the object are deleted. To delete the object from Active Directory, use the Active Directory administration tools.

To edit standard and nonstandard map entries by using the command line
  • At a command prompt, do one of the following.

    • To add a user to a passwd map, type:

      nismap add –e passwdEntry –a nisDomain passwd

    • To modify a user in a passwd map, type:

      nismap mod –e passwdEntry –k username–a nisDomain passwd

    • To delete a user from a passwd map, type:

      nismap del –k username –a nisDomain passwd

    • To add a group to a group map, type:

      nismap add –e groupEntry –a nisDomain group

    • To modify a user from group map, type:

      nismap mod –e groupEntry –k groupName –a nisDomain group

    • To delete a user from group map, type:

      nismap del –k groupName –a nisDomain group

The following table describes arguments that are used with the nismap command to modify map entries. To view the complete syntax for this command, at a command prompt, type nismap /?.

Argument Description

passwdEntry

An entry from the passwd map.

nisDomain

The Network Information Service (NIS) domain.

username

The name of the user.

groupEntry

An entry from the group map.

groupName

The name of the group to which the user belongs.

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