Logical data attributes for NIS maps

The NIS maps for a zone are stored in a NisMaps container object. The NisMaps container object is similar to the Users, Groups, or Computers container objects that contains a zone’s UNIX data. Each individual NIS map object is also a container object. The name of the object and its GUID are its only attributes. Because the NIS map objects don’t require any special mapping between a logical attribute name and an Active Directory attribute name, the standard Active Directory attribute names are used. The following table describes the Active Directory attributes for NIS map objects.

Logical attribute Type Description

Common Name (cn)

string

The name of the NIS map.

Description

string

The GUID of the map type. This attribute is used by the Access Manager console. If the attribute value is not specified, the console attempts to resolve to the most appropriate map type.

Under each NIS map object, each map entry is stored as a key/value pair of classStore objects. The following table describes the Active Directory attributes for the entry objects.

Logical attribute Type Description

Common Name (cn)

string

The unique key of the key/value pair.

Description

string

The key for the map entry.

adminDescription

string

The value for the map entry.

wwwHomePage

string

The text comment for the map entry. This attribute is only used to display the comment in Access Manager. The comment cannot be served to NIS clients.