nischown — Change the Owner of an NIS+ Object


/usr/bin/nischown [-AfLP] owner name... 


Use the nischown command to change the owner of the NIS+ objects or entries specified by name to owner . Specify entries, using indexed names (see nismatch(1)). If owner is not a fully qualified NIS+ principal name (see nisaddcred(1M)), the default domain (see nisdefaults(1)) is appended to it.

The only restriction on changing an object's owner is that you must have modify permissions for the object.


If you are the current owner of an object and you change ownership, you may not be able to regain ownership unless you have modify access to the new object.

The NIS+ server checks the validity of the name before making the modification. ...

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