This configuration parameter specifies the name of the NIS maps currently available for NIS service. When the adnisd daemon connects to Active Directory, it retrieves the list of NIS maps available for the local computer’s zone, creates a local map data store, and updates this configuration parameter, if necessary, to indicate the maps retrieved. If any NIS client requests a map that is not in the list specified by this parameter, the daemon refuses the request.

The parameter value must be a list of NIS map names. If the parameter is included in the configuration file but no value is set, no maps are retrieved from Active Directory or available for service.

For example, to make the netgroup maps available, but no other maps, you can set this parameter as follows:

nisd.maps: netgroup,netgroup.byhost,netgroup.byuser

Note:   You must specify all maps, including the derived maps.

If this parameter is not defined in the configuration file, all NIS maps found in Active Directory are retrieved and available for service.