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    Configuring a Secure Access NIS Server Instance (NSM Procedure)

    When authenticating users with a UNIX/NIS server, the Secure Access device verifies that the username and password entered through the sign-in page corresponds to a valid user ID and password pair in the NIS server.

    To configure an NIS server instance:

    1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
    2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the Secure Access device for which you want to configure NIS server instance.
    3. Click the Configuration tab and select Authentication > Auth Servers. The corresponding workspace appears.

      Note: If you want to update an existing server instance, click the appropriate link in the Auth Server Name box and perform the Steps 5 through 8.

    4. Click the New button. The New dialog box appears.
    5. Specify a name to identify the server instance.
    6. Select NIS Server from the Auth Server Type list.
    7. Configure the server using the settings described in Table 1.
    8. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.

    Table 1: Secure Access NIS Server Instance Configuration Details

    OptionFunctionYour Action
    NIS Settings

    NIS Server

    Specifies the name or IP address of the NIS server.

    Enter the name or IP address.

    NIS Domain

    Specifies the domain name for the NIS server.

    Enter the domain name.

    Server Catalog > Expressions tab


    Specifies a name for the user expression in the NIS server user directory.

    Enter a name.


    Specifies a value for the user expression in the NIS server user directory.

    Enter a value.

    Published: 2013-01-03