System Administration Guide: Security Services

Example of Authorization Granularity

As an example of how authorizations are used, consider the following: A user in the Operator role might be limited to the authorization, which provides read but not write access to user configuration files. The System Administrator role naturally has the and the solaris.admin.usermgr.write authorizations for making changes to user files. However, without the solaris.admin.usermgr.pswd authorization, the System Administrator cannot change passwords. The Primary Administrator has all three of these authorizations.

The solaris.admin.usermgr.pswd authorization is required to make password changes in the Solaris Management Console User tool. This authorization is also required for using the password modification options in the smuser, smmultiuser, and smrole commands.