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1.  Introduction to Trusted Extensions Software

2.  Logging In to Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

3.  Working in Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

4.  Elements of Trusted Extensions (Reference)




The Trusted Extensions User's Guide is a guide to working in the Oracle Solaris operating system (Oracle Solaris OS) with Trusted Extensions installed.

Who Should Use This Guide

This guide is for all users of Trusted Extensions. As a prerequisite, you must be familiar with the Oracle Solaris OS and one of the following desktops:

You must also be familiar with the security policy of your organization.

How the Trusted Extensions Guides Are Organized

The following table lists the topics that are covered in the Trusted Extensions guides and the audience for each guide.

Title of Guide
Obsolete. Provides an overview of the differences between Trusted Solaris 8 software, Solaris 10 software, and Trusted Extensions software.

For this release, the What's New document for Oracle Solaris provides an overview of Trusted Extensions changes.

Solaris Trusted Extensions Reference Manual
Obsolete. Provides Trusted Extensions man pages for the Solaris 10 11/06 and Solaris 10 8/07 releases of Trusted Extensions.

For this release, Trusted Extensions man pages are included with the Oracle Solaris man pages.

Describes the basic features of Trusted Extensions. This book contains a glossary.
End users, administrators, developers
Obsolete. Describes how to plan for, install, and configure Trusted Extensions for the Solaris 10 11/06 and Solaris 10 8/07 releases of Trusted Extensions.
Administrators, developers
Starting with the Solaris 10 5/08 release, describes how to enable and initially configure Trusted Extensions. Replaces Solaris Trusted Extensions Installation and Configuration for the Solaris 10 11/06 and Solaris 10 8/07 Releases.
Administrators, developers
Shows how to perform specific administration tasks.
Administrators, developers
Describes how to develop applications with Trusted Extensions.
Developers, administrators
Provides information about how to specify label components in the label encodings file.
Describes the syntax used in the label encodings file. The syntax enforces the various rules for well-formed labels for a system.

How This Guide Is Organized

Chapter 1, Introduction to Trusted Extensions Software describes the basic concepts that are implemented on an Oracle Solaris system that is configured with Trusted Extensions.

Chapter 2, Logging In to Trusted Extensions (Tasks) presents procedures for accessing a system and for leaving a system that is configured with Trusted Extensions.

Chapter 3, Working in Trusted Extensions (Tasks) describes how to use Trusted Extensions to perform your job.

Chapter 4, Elements of Trusted Extensions (Reference) explains the key elements in a system that is configured with Trusted Extensions.

Glossary describes security terms that are used in Trusted Extensions.

Access to Oracle Support

Oracle customers have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support. For information, visit or visit if you are hearing impaired.

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 shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.

Table P-2 Shell Prompts

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser