System Administration Guide: Security Services

Controlling System Access (Task Map)

A computer is as secure as its weakest point of entry. The following task map shows the areas that you should monitor and secure.



For Instructions 

Monitor, permit, and deny user login 

Monitors unusual login activity. Prevents logins temporarily. Manages dial-up logins. 

Securing Logins and Passwords (Task Map)

Provide strong password encryption 

Specifies algorithms to encrypt user passwords. Installs additional algorithms. 

Changing the Password Algorithm (Task Map)

Monitor and restrict superuser activities 

Regularly monitors superuser activity. Prevents remote login by a root user.

Monitoring and Restricting Superuser (Task Map)

Prevent access to hardware settings 

Keeps ordinary users away from the PROM. 

SPARC: Controlling Access to System Hardware (Task Map)