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1.  Overview of Oracle Solaris 11 Security

2.  Configuring Oracle Solaris 11 Security

3.  Monitoring and Maintaining Oracle Solaris 11 Security

A.  Bibliography for Oracle Solaris Security


This guide presents security guidelines for the Oracle Solaris operating system (Oracle Solaris OS). First, the guide describes security issues that an enterprise OS must address. Then, it describes the default security features of the Oracle Solaris OS. Finally, the guide provides specific steps to take to harden the system and to use Oracle Solaris security features to protect your data and applications. You can tailor the recommendations in this guide to your site security policy.


Oracle Solaris 11 Security Guidelines is intended for security administrators and other administrators who perform the following tasks:

To use this guide, you must have general knowledge of UNIX administration, a good foundation in software security, and knowledge of your site security policy.

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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