Network Information Services (NIS) and authentication, privilege elevation, and audit and monitoring services

This chapter provides a brief overview of Network Information Services (NIS), including the basic advantages and limitations of using NIS to publish information. It also describes the Centrify solution for using NIS to respond to client authentication and lookup requests.

You should use this chapter to help you determine whether the Centrify Network Information Service (adnisd) is an appropriate solution for your organization’s needs.