yppasswd - change password in Network Information Service
If Enhanced Security is enabled on your system, use the
passwd command to change your password, even if NIS is in
The yppasswd command lets you change your password in the
Network Information Service (NIS) map, a network data base
service. Only you or the superuser can change your NIS
When you enter the yppasswd command, the program prompts
you for the old password and then for the new password.
Note that the passwords are not displayed on the screen.
Next, the program asks you for the new password again, to
verify that you have typed it correctly. If you do not
type the passwords correctly, you will receive an error
message after you enter the new password.
Your new NIS password must meet one of the following
requirements: It must be a combination of at least six
alphanumeric characters, or It must be a minimum of four
characters, with at least one being non-alphanumeric, such
as a control sequence.
The passwd command does not change the NIS password. This
command only changes the local password file
(/etc/passwd), and not the NIS master password file.
Your new password does not meet the minimum length
requirement. You misspelled your new password or its verification.
Your new password can not be activated. It
must be different from your old password and your login
Password file NIS directory
passwd(1), passwd(4), ypfiles(4), yppasswdd(8)
Network Administration: Services
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