Unable to update user password in NIS+: "Couldn't make a client handle to NIS+ password daemon" (Doc ID 1010243.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 8.0 to 10.0]
All Platforms

Symptoms

Running passwd(1) as a NIS+ user on a NIS+ client may fail as in this example:

After the command has failed a message containing the string "... passwd[...]: Couldn't make a client handle to NIS+ password daemon" becomes logged into /var/adm/messages.

Cause

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