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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.  Verifying File Integrity by Using BART (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.  Using Pluggable Authentication Modules

15.  Using Secure Shell

16.  Secure Shell (Reference)

17.  Using Simple Authentication and Security Layer

18.  Network Services Authentication (Tasks)

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)

Part VII Auditing in Oracle Solaris

26.  Auditing (Overview)

What Is Auditing?

Audit Terminology and Concepts

Audit Events

Audit Classes and Preselection

Audit Records and Audit Tokens

Audit Plugin Modules

Audit Logs

Storing and Managing the Audit Trail

Ensuring Reliable Time Stamps

Managing a Remote Repository

How Is Auditing Related to Security?

How Does Auditing Work?

How Is Auditing Configured?

Auditing on a System With Oracle Solaris Zones

About the Audit Service in This Release

27.  Planning for Auditing

28.  Managing Auditing (Tasks)

29.  Auditing (Reference)



How Does Auditing Work?

Auditing generates audit records when specified events occur. Most commonly, events that generate audit records include the following:

Audit records are generated from three sources:

After the relevant event information has been captured, the information is formatted into an audit record. Contained in each audit record is information that identifies the event, what caused the event, the time of the event, and other relevant information. This record is then placed in an audit queue and sent to the active plugins for storage. At least one plugin must be active, although all plugins can be active. Plugins are described in How Is Auditing Configured? and Audit Plugin Modules.