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1.  Trusted Extensions Administration Concepts

2.  Trusted Extensions Administration Tools

3.  Getting Started as a Trusted Extensions Administrator (Tasks)

4.  Security Requirements on a Trusted Extensions System (Overview)

5.  Administering Security Requirements in Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

6.  Users, Rights, and Roles in Trusted Extensions (Overview)

7.  Managing Users, Rights, and Roles in Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

8.  Remote Administration in Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

9.  Trusted Extensions and LDAP (Overview)

10.  Managing Zones in Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

11.  Managing and Mounting Files in Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

12.  Trusted Networking (Overview)

13.  Managing Networks in Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

14.  Multilevel Mail in Trusted Extensions (Overview)

15.  Managing Labeled Printing (Tasks)

16.  Devices in Trusted Extensions (Overview)

17.  Managing Devices for Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

18.  Trusted Extensions Auditing (Overview)

19.  Software Management in Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

A.  Quick Reference to Trusted Extensions Administration

B.  List of Trusted Extensions Man Pages



The Oracle Solaris Trusted Extensions Administrator's Procedures guide provides procedures for configuring Trusted Extensions on the Solaris Operating System. This guide also provides procedures for managing users, zones, devices, and hosts that are labeled with Trusted Extensions software.

Note - This Solaris release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures. The supported systems appear in the Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists. This document cites any implementation differences between the platform types.

In this document these x86 related terms mean the following:

For supported systems, see the Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists.

Who Should Use This Guide

This guide is for knowledgeable system administrators and security administrators who are configuring and administering Trusted Extensions software. The level of trust that is required by your site security policy, and your level of expertise, determines who can perform the configuration tasks.

Administrators should be familiar with Oracle Solaris administration. In addition, administrators should understand the following:

How the Trusted Extensions Guides Are Organized

The following table lists the topics that are covered in the Trusted Extensions guides and the audience for each guide.

Title of Guide
Obsolete. Provides an overview of the differences between Trusted Solaris 8 software, Solaris 10 software, and Trusted Extensions software.

For this release, the What's New document for the Oracle Solaris OS provides an overview of Trusted Extensions changes.

Solaris Trusted Extensions Reference Manual
Obsolete. Provides Trusted Extensions man pages for the Solaris 10 11/06 and Solaris 10 8/07 releases of Trusted Extensions.

For this release, Trusted Extensions man pages are included with the Solaris man pages. To locate specific man pages, see Appendix B, List of Trusted Extensions Man Pages.

Describes the basic features of Trusted Extensions. This guide contains a glossary.
End users, administrators, developers
Obsolete. Describes how to plan for, install, and configure Trusted Extensions for the Solaris 10 11/06 and Solaris 10 8/07 releases of Trusted Extensions.
Administrators, developers
Starting with the Solaris 10 5/08 release, describes how to enable and initially configure Trusted Extensions. Replaces Solaris Trusted Extensions Installation and Configuration.
Administrators, developers
Shows how to perform specific administration tasks.
Administrators, developers
Describes how to develop applications with Trusted Extensions.
Developers, administrators
Provides information about how to specify label components in the label encodings file.
Describes the syntax used in the label encodings file. The syntax enforces the various rules for well-formed labels for a system.

Related System Administration Guides

The following guides contain information that is useful when you prepare for and run Trusted Extensions software.

Book Title
User accounts and groups, server and client support, shutting down and booting a system, managing services, and managing software (packages and patches)
Terminals and modems, system resources (disk quotas, accounting, and crontabs), system processes, and troubleshooting Solaris software problems
Removable media, disks and devices, file systems, and backing up and restoring data
TCP/IP network administration, IPv4 and IPv6 address administration, DHCP, IPsec, IKE, Solaris IP filter, Mobile IP, IP network multipathing (IPMP), and IPQoS
DNS, NIS, and LDAP naming and directory services, including transitioning from NIS to LDAP and transitioning from NIS+ to LDAP
Web cache servers, time-related services, network file systems (NFS and Autofs), mail, SLP, and PPP
Auditing, device management, file security, BART, Kerberos services, PAM, Solaris Cryptographic Framework, privileges, RBAC, SASL, and Solaris Secure Shell
Resource management topics projects and tasks, extended accounting, resource controls, fair share scheduler (FSS), physical memory control using the resource capping daemon (rcapd), and resource pools; virtualization using Solaris Zones software partitioning technology and lx branded zones
ZFS storage pool and file system creation and management, snapshots, clones, backups, using access control lists (ACLs) to protect ZFS files, using ZFS on a Solaris system with zones installed, emulated volumes, and troubleshooting and data recovery
Solaris printing topics and tasks, using services, tools, protocols, and technologies to set up and administer printing services and printers

Related References

Your site security policy document – Describes the security policy and security procedures at your site

Solaris Common Desktop Environment: Advanced User's and System Administrator's Guide – Describes the Common Desktop Environment (CDE)

The administrator guide for your currently installed operating system – Describes how to back up system files

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Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output
Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.

What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output
machine_name% su


Placeholder: replace with a real name or value
The command to remove a file is rm filename.
Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized
Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.

Table P-2 Shell Prompts

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser