The Solaris realm allows authentication using Solaris user name and password data. This realm is supported only on Solaris 9, and has the following configuration characteristics:
Required properties are as follows:
jaas-context: The value must be solarisRealm.
Users and groups are stored in the underlying Solaris user database, as determined by the system’s PAM (Pluggable Authentication Module) configuration.
The Solaris realm invokes the underlying PAM infrastructure for authentication. If the configured PAM modules require root privileges, the instance must run as root to use this realm. For details, see the "Using Authentication Services (Tasks)" chapter in the Solaris 9 System Administration Guide: Security Services.