The Solaris 7 and the Solaris 2.6 operating environments default to a login screen when you initially boot your workstation regardless of which desktop you are using. You can select your desktop from the login screen. The login screen requires the user's name and password.
Upon authentication of your name and password, your desktop displays. For more information about the login screen, see the DtLogin man page (provided with the Solaris CDE man pages) or the Solaris Common Desktop Environment: Advanced User's and System Administrator's Guide (provided with the AnswerBook2 documentation CD-ROM).