Solaris Trusted Extensions Transition Guide


The Solaris Trusted Extensions Transition Guide describes the differences between the Solaris Trusted Extensions release and the following releases:

The most recent changes to the software are described in Differences Between Trusted Solaris 8 Software and Solaris Trusted Extensions.

Note –

This Solaris release supports systems that use the SPARC® and x86 families of processor architectures: UltraSPARC®, SPARC64, AMD64, Pentium, and Xeon EM64T. The supported systems appear in the Solaris 10 Hardware Compatibility List at This document cites any implementation differences between the platform types.

In this document these x86 related terms mean the following:

For supported systems, see the Solaris 10 Hardware Compatibility List.

Who Should Use This Book

All users should find the book useful. The Solaris Trusted Extensions Transition Guide is designed for users who are familiar with Trusted Solaris releases and with the Solaris OS. This book enables these users to more easily use systems that are configured with Solaris Trusted Extensions.

Related Books

If you have used the Trusted Solaris 7 release, but you have not used the Trusted Solaris 8 releases, read the Trusted Solaris 8 HW 7/03 Transition Guide. The guide is available on the Sun documentation site.

Documentation, Support, and Training

The Sun web site provides information about the following additional resources:

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P–1 Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output 

machine_name% su



Placeholder: replace with a real name or value 

The command to remove a file is rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX® system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P–2 Shell Prompts



C shell 


C shell for superuser 


Bourne shell and Korn shell 


Bourne shell and Korn shell for superuser