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The nss_updatedb utility maintains a local cache of network directory user and group information. Used in conjunction with the pam_ccreds module, it provides a mechanism for disconnected use of network directories. These tools are designed to work with pam_ldap and nss_ldap, also available from PADL.

Key Benefits

  • Maintains local Berkeley DB cache of nameservice information
  • Supports any nameservice switch (NSS) module as a data source
  • Database format compatible  with nss_db module


The nss_updatedb utility supports Linux only.


The software is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Please familiarize yourself with the license before downloading the software. Alternative licenses are available through our relicensing program.

The current version is available by FTP, or HTTP.

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