14.7 Activating Encrypted NSS Volumes with NSS Commands (NetWare)

You must enter a password only on the first activation following a system reboot. Thereafter, other environmental security and authentication measures control access to user data.

Syntax

The following table provides the syntax for NSS commands to use when activating encrypted volumes. In each case, replace volname with the name of the encrypted NSS volume.

You cannot use the wildcard option of all as the volname if you are activating volumes the first time after a system reboot. Until an encrypted volume is activated with its password following each system reboot, the All option does not find the volume and does not execute the command. The system returns an error message requesting more information.

You cannot use wildcard options and commands to activate encrypted volumes, such as nss /VolumeAutoActivate.

Command

Description

nss /activate=volname

If prompted for a password, enter the encryption password for the encrypted volume.

Activate the encrypted NSS volume.

The password is required only on the first activation following a system reboot.

nss /volumeactivate=volname

If prompted for a password, enter the encryption password for the encrypted volume.

Activate the encrypted NSS volume.

The password is required only on the first activation following a system reboot.

nss /activate=all

Activate all encrypted NSS volumes that have been previously activated with their passwords.

nss /forceactivate=volname

Forces activation for an encrypted NSS volume that has been previously activated with its password.

Encrypted NSS volumes that were not previously activated return an error message, requesting more information.

nss /volumes

Display a list of encrypted and unencrypted NSS volumes, showing their attributes.

The encrypted volume returns a status of Encrypted.