Maintaining map records in Active Directory

Once NIS maps are stored in Active Directory, you must maintain the records in Active Directory to ensure changes are reflected in the local map cache that the Centrify Network Information Service uses to respond to NIS client queries. You can use Access Manager to manually add, edit, or delete individual map records for any map. The specific fields available in each record, and which fields are required and which are optional, depend on the type of map you are editing. For example, the fields in an auto.master map entry are different from the fields in a netgroup map entry. For information about the fields in different types of maps, see Creating new NIS maps in Active Directory.

Modifying map records in Active Directory

Specific users and groups can be given the right to add, modify, and delete NIS map entries using the Zone Delegation Wizard. For information about the rights required, see the Planning and Deployment Guide.

To edit individual map records:

  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, the select the map you want to modify. For example, select the auto.master map.
  4. Select an individual map record and right-click.
  5. Click Properties to modify the fields for the selected record or click Delete to remove the record from the map.

    If deleting a map record, click Yes to confirm the operation.

Deleting a map stored in Active Directory

Specific users and groups can be given the right to delete NIS maps using the Zone Delegation Wizard. For information about the rights required, see the Planning and Deployment Guide.

To remove a NIS map from Active Directory:

  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, the select the map you want to remove.
  4. Right-click; then click Delete to remove the map from Active Directory.