System Administration Guide: Security Services

ProcedureHow to Add RBAC Properties to Legacy Applications

A legacy application is a command or set of commands. The security attributes are set for each command in a rights profile. The rights profile is then included in a role. A user who assumes the role can run the legacy application with the security attributes.

To add legacy applications to the Solaris Management Console, see Adding Tools to the Solaris Management Console in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

Before You Begin

You must have assumed the role of Primary Administrator or have switched to superuser to change the security attributes of a command in a rights profile.

  1. Use the Users tool in the Solaris Management Console.

    To start the console, see How to Assume a Role in the Solaris Management Console. Follow the instructions in the left-hand pane to modify a rights profile in Rights. For more extensive information, see the online help.

  2. Add security attributes to the commands that implement the legacy application.

    You add security attributes to a legacy application in the same way that you would for any command. You must add the command with security attributes to a rights profile. For a legacy command, give the command euid=0 or uid=0 security attributes. For details of the procedure, see How to Create or Change a Rights Profile.

  3. After adding the legacy application to a rights profile, include the rights profile in a role's list of profiles.

    To add a rights profile to a role, see How to Change the Properties of a Role.

Example 9–24 Adding Security Attributes to Commands in a Script

If a command in a script needs to have the setuid bit or setgid bit set to succeed, the script executable and the command must have the security attributes added in a rights profile. Then, the rights profile is included in a role, and the role is assigned to a user. When the user assumes the role and executes the script, the command runs with the security attributes.

To add security attributes to a command or shell script, see How to Create or Change a Rights Profile.

Example 9–25 Checking for Authorizations in a Script or Program

To have a script for authorizations, you need to add a test that is based on the auths command. For detailed information about this command, see the auths(1) man page.

For example, the following line tests if the user has the authorization that is supplied as the $1 argument:

if [ `/usr/bin/auths|/usr/xpg4/bin/grep $1` ]; then
        echo Auth granted
        echo Auth denied

To be more complete, the test should include logic that checks for other authorizations that use wildcards. For example, to test if the user has the solaris.admin.usermgr.write authorization, you would need to check for the following strings:

If you are writing a program, use the function getauthattr() to test for the authorization.