A third-party password encryption algorithm is typically delivered as a module in a software package. When you run the pkgadd command, scripts from the vendor should modify the /etc/security/crypt.conf file. You then modify the /etc/security/policy.conf file to include the new module and its identifier.
For detailed instructions on how to add software, see Adding or Removing a Software Package (pkgadd) in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.
Confirm that the new module and module identifier have been added.
Read the list of encryption algorithms in the /etc/security/crypt.conf file.
For example, the following lines show that a module that implements the crypt_rot13 algorithm has been installed.
# crypt.conf # md5 /usr/lib/security/$ISA/crypt_md5.so rot13 /usr/lib/security/$ISA/crypt_rot13.so # For *BSD - Linux compatibility # 1 is MD5, 2a is Blowfish 1 /usr/lib/security/$ISA/crypt_bsdmd5.so 2a /usr/lib/security/$ISA/crypt_bsdbf.so
Add the identifier of the newly installed algorithm to the /etc/security/policy.conf file.
The following lines show excerpts from the policy.conf file that would need to be modified to add the rot13 identifier.
# Copyright 1999-2002 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved. # ... #ident "@(#)policy.conf 1.12 08/05/14 SMI" # ... # crypt(3c) Algorithms Configuration CRYPT_ALGORITHMS_ALLOW=1,2a,md5,5,6,,rot13 #CRYPT_ALGORITHMS_DEPRECATE=__unix__ CRYPT_DEFAULT=md5
In this example, the rot13 algorithm is used if the current password was encrypted with the crypt_rot13 algorithm. New user passwords are encrypted with the crypt_sunmd5 algorithm. This algorithm configuration works on Solaris-only networks.