This section describes NIS+ problems that a typical user might encounter. Symptoms include:
There are many possible reasons for a user being unable to log in:
Edit the /etc/security/login.cfg, /etc/security/user, and /usr/lib/security/methods.cfg configuration files. (Add them, if they do not exist.) The following lines must exist (and not be commented) in these files:
Users who recently changed their password now find they cannot log in at all, or are able to log in on some machines but not on others. Check the following possiilities:
User tries to rlogin to a machine in some other domain and is refused with a "Permission denied" type of error message. To rlogin to a machine in another domain, a user must have local credentials in that domain.
Run nismatch username.domainname.cred.org_dir in the other domain to see if the user has a LOCAL credential in that domain. If not, do the following:
The most common cause of a user being unable to change passwords is that the user is mistyping (or has forgotten) the old password.
Other possible causes are: