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System Administration Guide: Security Services     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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Part I Security Overview

1.  Security Services (Overview)

Part II System, File, and Device Security

2.  Managing Machine Security (Overview)

3.  Controlling Access to Systems (Tasks)

4.  Virus Scanning Service (Tasks)

5.  Controlling Access to Devices (Tasks)

6.  Using the Basic Audit Reporting Tool (Tasks)

7.  Controlling Access to Files (Tasks)

Part III Roles, Rights Profiles, and Privileges

8.  Using Roles and Privileges (Overview)

9.  Using Role-Based Access Control (Tasks)

10.  Role-Based Access Control (Reference)

11.  Privileges (Tasks)

12.  Privileges (Reference)

Part IV Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Services

13.  Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework (Overview)

14.  Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework (Tasks)

15.  Oracle Solaris Key Management Framework

Part V Authentication Services and Secure Communication

16.  Using Authentication Services (Tasks)

17.  Using PAM

18.  Using SASL

19.  Using Solaris Secure Shell (Tasks)

20.  Solaris Secure Shell (Reference)

Part VI Kerberos Service

21.  Introduction to the Kerberos Service

22.  Planning for the Kerberos Service

23.  Configuring the Kerberos Service (Tasks)

24.  Kerberos Error Messages and Troubleshooting

25.  Administering Kerberos Principals and Policies (Tasks)

26.  Using Kerberos Applications (Tasks)

27.  The Kerberos Service (Reference)

Part VII Oracle Solaris Auditing

28.  Oracle Solaris Auditing (Overview)

29.  Planning for Oracle Solaris Auditing

30.  Managing Oracle Solaris Auditing (Tasks)

31.  Oracle Solaris Auditing (Reference)

Oracle Solaris Audit Service

Audit Commands

audit Command

audit_warn Script

auditconfig Command

auditrecord Command

auditreduce Command

auditstat Command

praudit Command

Files Used in the Audit Service

audit_class File

audit_event File

syslog.conf File

Rights Profiles for Administering Auditing

Auditing and Oracle Solaris Zones

Audit Classes

Definitions of Audit Classes

Audit Class Syntax

Audit Plugins

Audit Policy

Process Audit Characteristics

Audit Trail

Conventions for Binary Audit File Names

Binary Audit File Names

Binary Audit File Timestamps

Audit Record Structure

Audit Record Analysis

Audit Token Formats

acl Token

argument Token

attribute Token

cmd Token

exec_args Token

exec_env Token

file Token

fmri Token

group Token

header Token

ip address Token

ip port Token

ipc Token

IPC_perm Token

path Token

path_attr Token

privilege Token

process Token

return Token

sequence Token

socket Token

subject Token

text Token

trailer Token

use of authorization Token

use of privilege Token

user Token

zonename Token



Audit Trail

The audit trail contains binary audit files. The trail is created by the audit_binfile plugin. The audit service is responsible for collecting the audit trail records and sending them to the plugin, which writes them to disk.

The audit records are stored in binary format on file systems that are dedicated to audit files. Even though you can physically locate audit directories within file systems that are not dedicated to auditing, do not do so except for directories of last resort. Directories of last resort are directories where audit files are written only when no other suitable directory is available.

There is one other scenario where locating audit directories outside of dedicated audit file systems could be acceptable. You might do so in a software development environment where auditing is optional. To make full use of disk space might be more important than to keep an audit trail. However, in a security-conscious environment, the placement of audit directories within other file systems is not acceptable.

You should also consider the following factors when administering audit file systems: