Authentication Configuration

If you are performing a custom installation, your next step is to configure the type of password authentication your Red Hat Linux system will use (see Figure 10-33). You will also have the opportunity to configure NIS support; If you are unsure as to whether or not you should do this, ask your network administrator.

Figure 10-33. Authentication Configuration Dialog

Here's a brief explanation of the authentication password prompts:

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To configure the NIS option, you must be connected to an NIS network. If you are unsure whether you are connected to an NIS network, please ask your network administrator.

Unless you are setting up NIS, you will notice that both shadow passwords and MD5 passwords are selected. We recommend you use both to make your machine as secure as possible.