System Administration Guide: Security Services

ProcedureHow to Assume a Role in the Solaris Management Console

To change information in the Solaris Management Console GUI requires administrative capabilities. A role gives you administrative capabilities. If you want to view information, you must have the authorization. The Basic Solaris User rights profile includes this authorization.

Before You Begin

An administrative role that can change the properties of users or roles must have already been assigned to you. For example, the Primary Administrator role can change the properties of users or roles.

  1. Start the Solaris Management Console.

    % /usr/sbin/smc &

    For detailed instructions, see Using the Solaris Management Tools With RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

  2. Select the toolbox for your task.

    Navigate to the toolbox that contains the tool or collection in the appropriate name service scope and click the icon. The scopes are files (local), NIS, NIS+, and LDAP. If the appropriate toolbox is not displayed in the navigation pane, choose Open Toolbox from the Console menu and load the relevant toolbox.

  3. Select the tool that you want to use.

    Navigate to the tool or collection and click the icon. The tools for managing the RBAC elements are in the Users tool, as shown in the following figure.

    Window titled Management Tools shows the Navigation pane
on the left, the Tools pane on the right, and the Information pane with Context
Help below.
  4. Type your user name and password in the Login: User Name dialog box.

  5. Authenticate yourself in the Login: Role dialog box.

    The Role option menu in the dialog box displays the roles that are assigned to you. Choose a role and type the role password.