System Administration Guide: Security Services

ProcedureForcibly Allocating a Device

Forcible allocation is used when someone has forgotten to deallocate a device. Forcible allocation can also be used when a user has an immediate need for a device.

Before You Begin

The user or role must have the solaris.device.revoke authorization.

  1. Determine if you have the appropriate authorizations in your role.

    $ auths
    solaris.device.allocate solaris.device.revoke
  2. Forcibly allocate the device to the user who needs the device.

    In this example, the tape drive is forcibly allocated to the user jdoe.

    $ allocate -U jdoe