I have a question about the use of the “options security.admin.authentication” configuration. In what context is the “internal” option used? If I’m only interested in the use of the passwd for authentication and the nsswitch.conf has the following:
passwd: files nis ldap
Doesn’t the “passwd: files” serve the same purpose as the “internal” option? I’m setting up a 8.2.2, 7-mode, filer for SFTP and it appears the common setting for the security.admin.authentication is either “nsswitch” or “nsswitch, internal”. I’m trying to understand the logic since currently I’m functioning in a CIFS and NFS environment under the “internal” option.
Sorry for the incorrect label, I'm a newbie to this.