Managing distributed user accounts
Use the Account Manager to create new user accounts on the
NIS master server; refer to
``Adding and modifying user accounts''
for more information on the Account Manager.
To distribute a user account using NIS or to change a
local account to a distributed account:
To change a distributed to a local account, use the same
procedure, but click on the Not Distributed button in the
Change distribution menu.
In the Account Manager, choose Open Host from
the Host menu to select the NIS master server.
Select Add new user or Modify from the
In the Add or Modify menu, select
Select NIS from the list of distribution methods, and
click on the Distributed button.
Distributed user accounts can be removed or deactivated using the
same procedure as conventional accounts.
If an NIS user is changed to be a local user on the
that user will be set to be both local and distributed. You
should delete the user account from /etc/passwd.yp first,
then run the ypmake command.
Modifying group attributes on servers
Administering NIS users and groups
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003