Developer's Guide to Oracle Solaris Security

Overview of the Cryptographic Framework

The cryptographic framework is the portion of the Oracle Solaris OS that provides cryptographic services from Sun Microsystems, Inc. and from third-party suppliers. The framework provides various services:

The following figure provides an overview of the cryptographic framework. The light gray shading in the figure indicates the user-level portion of the cryptographic framework. The dark gray shading represents the kernel-level portion of the framework. Private software is indicated by a background with diagonal striping.

Figure 8–1 Overview of the Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework

Diagram shows major elements in the Oracle Solaris cryptographic