Client verification points for a mixed UNIX master server

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Client verification points for a mixed UNIX master server

See UNIX client verification. for the procedures to verify the UNIX client computers.

The following table describes the procedures to verify Windows clients.

Table: Procedures to verify Windows clients



Verify the credential for the Windows client

Check that the credential for the client is indeed for the correct client and comes from the correct domain. Run bpnbat -whoami with -cf for the client's credential file.

For example:

    bpnbat -whoami -cf "c:\Program 
    Issued by: /CN=broker/
    Expiry Date: Oct 31 19:50:50 2007 GMT
    Authentication method: Veritas Private Security
    Operation completed successfully.

Verify that the authentication client libraries are installed

Run bpnbat -login on the client to verify that the authentication client libraries are installed.

For example:

    bpnbat -login
    Authentication Broker:
    Authentication port [Enter = default]:
    Authentication type (NIS, NIS+, WINDOWS, vx, unixpwd)
     : NIS
    Name: Smith
    Operation completed successfully.

Verify the Windows authentication broker

Ensure that the Windows authentication broker has mutual trust with the main UNIX authentication broker. Also, make sure that the broker uses the UNIX broker as its root broker.

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