Changing the map type

When you import or create NIS maps, the map type determines the fields defined. For example, a Generic map type consists of three fields: the Key field (required) the Value field (required), and the Comment field. If you don’t select the correct map type, the Centrify Network Information Service will not be able to interpret the records in the map correctly or respond to client requests with the proper information.

To change the map type of an existing NIS map:

  1. Open Access Manager.
  2. In the console tree, select Zones, and open the specific zone you want to work with.
  3. In the console tree, open NIS Maps; then the select the map name you want to change. For example, if you have created a map named nethosts, select the nethosts map.
  4. Right-click; then click Change Type and select the correct map type. For example, if the records in nethosts map should consist of a Key, a Value, and an optional Comment, select Generic Map as the map type.

    If records have already been defined for the map using the incorrect map type, in most cases, you will need to modify the fields after changing the map type.