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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.  Security Attributes in Oracle Solaris (Reference)

Part IV Cryptographic Services

11.  Cryptographic Framework (Overview)

12.  Cryptographic Framework (Tasks)

13.  Key Management Framework

Part V Authentication Services and Secure Communication

14.  Network Services Authentication (Tasks)

15.  Using PAM

16.  Using SASL

17.  Using Secure Shell (Tasks)

18.  Secure Shell (Reference)

Part VI Kerberos Service

19.  Introduction to the Kerberos Service

20.  Planning for the Kerberos Service

21.  Configuring the Kerberos Service (Tasks)

22.  Kerberos Error Messages and Troubleshooting

23.  Administering Kerberos Principals and Policies (Tasks)

24.  Using Kerberos Applications (Tasks)

25.  The Kerberos Service (Reference)

Kerberos Files

Kerberos Commands

Kerberos Daemons

Kerberos Terminology

Kerberos-Specific Terminology

Authentication-Specific Terminology

Types of Tickets

Ticket Lifetimes

Kerberos Principal Names

How the Kerberos Authentication System Works

How the Kerberos Service Interacts With DNS and the nsswitch Service

Gaining Access to a Service Using Kerberos

Obtaining a Credential for the Ticket-Granting Service

Obtaining a Credential for a Server

Obtaining Access to a Specific Service

Using Kerberos Encryption Types

Using the gsscred Table

Notable Differences Between Oracle Solaris Kerberos and MIT Kerberos

Part VII Auditing in Oracle Solaris

26.  Auditing (Overview)

27.  Planning for Auditing

28.  Managing Auditing (Tasks)

29.  Auditing (Reference)



Using the gsscred Table

The gsscred table is used by an NFS server when the server is trying to identify a Kerberos user, if the default mappings are not sufficient. The NFS service uses UNIX IDs to identify users. These IDs are not part of a user principal or a credential. The gsscred table provides additional mapping from GSS credentials to UNIX UIDs (from the password file). The table must be created and administered after the KDC database is populated. See Mapping GSS Credentials to UNIX Credentials for more information.

When a client request comes in, the NFS service tries to map the credential name to a UNIX ID. If the mapping fails, the gsscred table is checked.