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System Administration Guide: Security Services
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Part I Security Overview

1.  Security Services (Overview)

Part II System, File, and Device Security

2.  Managing Machine Security (Overview)

3.  Controlling Access to Systems (Tasks)

Controlling System Access (Task Map)

Securing Logins and Passwords (Task Map)

Securing Logins and Passwords

How to Display a User's Login Status

How to Display Users Without Passwords

How to Temporarily Disable User Logins

How to Monitor Failed Login Attempts

How to Monitor All Failed Login Attempts

How to Create a Dial-Up Password

How to Temporarily Disable Dial-Up Logins

Changing the Password Algorithm (Task Map)

Changing the Default Algorithm for Password Encryption

How to Specify an Algorithm for Password Encryption

How to Specify a New Password Algorithm for an NIS Domain

How to Specify a New Password Algorithm for an NIS+ Domain

How to Specify a New Password Algorithm for an LDAP Domain

How to Install a Password Encryption Module From a Third Party

Monitoring and Restricting Superuser (Task Map)

Monitoring and Restricting Superuser

How to Monitor Who Is Using the su Command

How to Restrict and Monitor Superuser Logins

SPARC: Controlling Access to System Hardware (Task Map)

Controlling Access to System Hardware

How to Require a Password for Hardware Access

How to Disable a System's Abort Sequence

4.  Controlling Access to Devices (Tasks)

5.  Using the Basic Audit Reporting Tool (Tasks)

6.  Controlling Access to Files (Tasks)

7.  Using the Automated Security Enhancement Tool (Tasks)

Part III Roles, Rights Profiles, and Privileges

8.  Using Roles and Privileges (Overview)

9.  Using Role-Based Access Control (Tasks)

10.  Role-Based Access Control (Reference)

11.  Privileges (Tasks)

12.  Privileges (Reference)

Part IV Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Services

13.  Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework (Overview)

14.  Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework (Tasks)

15.  Oracle Solaris Key Management Framework

Part V Authentication Services and Secure Communication

16.  Using Authentication Services (Tasks)

17.  Using PAM

18.  Using SASL

19.  Using Solaris Secure Shell (Tasks)

20.  Solaris Secure Shell (Reference)

Part VI Kerberos Service

21.  Introduction to the Kerberos Service

22.  Planning for the Kerberos Service

23.  Configuring the Kerberos Service (Tasks)

24.  Kerberos Error Messages and Troubleshooting

25.  Administering Kerberos Principals and Policies (Tasks)

26.  Using Kerberos Applications (Tasks)

27.  The Kerberos Service (Reference)

Part VII Oracle Solaris Auditing

28.  Oracle Solaris Auditing (Overview)

29.  Planning for Oracle Solaris Auditing

30.  Managing Solaris Auditing (Tasks)

31.  Solaris Auditing (Reference)



Controlling System Access (Task Map)

A computer is as secure as its weakest point of entry. The following task map shows the areas that you should monitor and secure.

For Instructions
Monitor, permit, and deny user login
Monitors unusual login activity. Prevents logins temporarily. Manages dial-up logins.
Provide strong password encryption
Specifies algorithms to encrypt user passwords. Installs additional algorithms.
Monitor and restrict superuser activities
Regularly monitors superuser activity. Prevents remote login by a root user.
Prevent access to hardware settings
Keeps ordinary users away from the PROM.