The cred table stores credential information about NIS+ principals. Each domain has one cred table, which stores the credential information of client workstations that belong to that domain and client users who are allowed to log in to them, in other words, the principals of that domain. The cred tables are located in their domains' org_dir subdirectory.
Attention: Do not link a cred table. Each org_dir directory should have its own cred table. Do not use a link to some other org_dir cred table.
The cred table has five columns:
|NIS+ Principal Name||Principal name of a principal user||Principal name of a principal user or workstation|
|Authentication Name||UID||Secure RPC netname|
|Public Data||GID list||Public key|
||Encrypted private key|
The authentication type determines the types of values found in the other four entries.
See Administering NIS+ Credentials, for additional information on credentials and the cred table.