Creating generic custom maps

You can create generic maps to publish any type of custom information that you want to make available to NIS clients. Generic custom maps consist of a simple key/value format and optional comments. You can also use generic maps to manually create standar

To add a custom map to 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, select NIS Maps and right-click; then click New and select Generic Map.
  4. Type a name for the new map; then click OK.
  5. In the details pane, select the new map, right-click; then click New > Map entry.
  6. Type the appropriate information for the map record you are adding; then click OK. For example:

    • Type the Key to use in a client request for looking up the corresponding value.
    • Type the Value associated with the key.
    • Type any optional Comments for the key/value pair.

    For example: