The Solaris 7 as well as 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. Your desktop is displayed upon authentication of your login name and password. For more information about the login screen, see the dtlogin man page (provided with the Solaris Common Desktop Environment (CDE) man pages) or the Common Desktop Environment: Advanced User's and System Administrator's Guide.
A system administrator who is new to CDE needs to know about CDE's graphical login program, dtlogin. Review the dtconfig man pages.