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System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP)
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Transitioning From NIS to LDAP (Task Map)

The following table identifies the procedures needed to install and manage the N2L service with standard and with custom NIS–to–LDAP mappings.



For Instructions

Complete all prerequisites.

Be sure that you have properly configured your NIS server and Sun Java System Directory Server (LDAP server).

Prerequisites for the NIS-to-LDAP Transition

Set up the N2L service.

Run inityp2l on the NIS master server to set up one of these mappings:



Standard mappings

How to Set Up the N2L Service With Standard Mappings


Custom or nonstandard mappings

How to Set Up the N2L Service With Custom or Nonstandard Mappings

Customize a map.

View examples of how to create custom maps for the N2L transition.

Examples of Custom Maps

Configure Sun Java System Directory Server with N2L.

Configure and tune Sun Java System Directory Server as your LDAP server for the N2L transition.

NIS-to-LDAP Best Practices With Sun Java System Directory Server

Troubleshoot the system.

Identify and resolve common N2L issues.

NIS-to-LDAP Troubleshooting

Revert to NIS.

Revert to NIS using the appropriate map:



Maps based on old NIS source files

How to Revert to Maps Based on Old Source Files


Maps based on the current DIT

How to Revert to Maps Based on Current DIT Contents

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