SUMMARY: NIS+ problem with user login ("...permissions too tight")

From: Adrian Gschwend <>
Date: Mon Jul 19 2004 - 09:16:46 EDT
On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 12:01:54 +0000, Adrian Gschwend wrote:

Hi Admins,

It's a bit a late reply but better late than never:

> We have a strange problem with our NIS+ autentication in our
> Solaris-Network. I started to work here three weeks ago and I always had
> problems logging in on some Solaris 8 boxes. Most of the time I get the
> following error when trying to login:
> NIS+ permissions are too tight, please inform your administrator.

I still get mails on a regular base from people who find my posting in the
net and ask if I found a solution for it. Short answer: unfortunately not.

We found some kind of workaround to get rid of the problem: We recreate
the user password *and* the user credentials in NIS+, like this most of
the users are able to login again afterwards. However, there are some
user/machine combinations where it still does not work for whatever
reason. This is not a fix but it's better than nothing.

We stopped investigating a lot into this problem because we move the whole
NIS+ to LDAP now.

I got some tips back then from the list but none of them solved our



Adrian Gschwend
System Administrator
University of applied sciences
Biel, Switzerland
sunmanagers mailing list
Received on Mon Jul 19 09:18:07 2004

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