The Solaris OS additionally provides commands that check authorizations. By definition, the root user has all authorizations. Therefore, the root user can run any application. Applications that check for authorizations include the following:
The entire Solaris Management Console suite of tools
Audit administration commands, such as auditconfig and auditreduce
Printer administration commands, such as lpadmin and lpfilter
The batch job-related commands, such as at, atq, batch, and crontab
Device-oriented commands, such as allocate, deallocate, list_devices, and cdrw.
To test a script or program for authorizations, see Example 9–24. To write a program that requires authorizations, see About Authorizations in Oracle Solaris Security for Developers Guide.