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Labels, clearances, and handling instructions are used to protect information on a system that is configured with the Trusted Extensions feature of Oracle Solaris. The components of labels, clearances, and handling instructions are specified in the label_encodings file. This guide provides background information for creating or modifying this file. This guide provides examples, and helps you create and install a label_encodings file that is appropriate for your site.
This guide is for security administrators. Security administrators are responsible for defining the organization's labels. Some security administrators are also responsible for implementing the labels. This book is used for both defining and implementing labels.
Note - Labels provide mandatory access control (MAC), and MAC is always enforced. Therefore, the site's label_encodings file must be in place before any user or role accounts are created.
Trusted Extensions installs a default label_encodings file. The security administrator must provide a file that is appropriate for the site.
The security administrator who implements the labels must be familiar with administration. The necessary level of knowledge can be acquired through training and documentation.
The following table lists the topics that are covered in the Trusted Extensions guides and the audience for each guide.
Chapter 1, Labels in Trusted Extensions (Overview) discusses labels-related concepts for the security administrator who prepares the site's label_encodings file.
Chapter 2, Planning Labels in Trusted Extensions(Tasks) provides planning steps for the security administrator who prepares the site's label_encodings file. This chapter also describes the encodings files that Trusted Extensions provides.
Chapter 3, Creating a Label Encodings File (Tasks) describes how to create, customize, and verify the label_encodings file.
Chapter 4, Labeling Printer Output (Tasks) describes the labels and handling instructions on printer output and provides procedures for modifying them.
Chapter 5, Customizing the LOCAL DEFINITIONS Section (Tasks) describes the optional LOCAL DEFINITIONS section of the label_encodings file.
Chapter 6, Planning an Organization's Encodings File (Example) models how a site analyzes its label requirements and creates a label_encodings file.
Appendix A, Encodings File for SecCompany (Example) contains the example of the label_encodings file from Chapter 6, Planning an Organization's Encodings File (Example).
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The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.
Table P-1 Typographic Conventions
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