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AIX - NIS id showing invalid when running ypcat

When I run:
root@server[/]# ypcat passwd | grep -i appid
appid:***INVALID***:UID:GID:scan appid for UNIX:/home/appid:/usr/bin/ksh

Why is it showing invalid? What can I do to check whats causing this? How can I fix this?
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I must admit I never saw such a thing before!

Could it be that some wisecracker deliberately replaced appid's password with the string "***INVALID***" in the password (or shadow) file on your NIS server?

Which OS does this NIS server run anyway? Did you upgrade it recently?
AIX25Author Commented:
You were right, someone messes with the id's password. THank you

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