JavaScript is required to for searching.
Skip Navigation Links
Exit Print View
System Administration Guide: Security Services     Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Information Library
search filter icon
search icon

Document Information


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.  Controlling Access to Devices (Tasks)

5.  Using the Basic Audit Reporting Tool (Tasks)

6.  Controlling Access to Files (Tasks)

7.  Using the Automated Security Enhancement Tool (Tasks)

Part III Roles, Rights Profiles, and Privileges

8.  Using Roles and Privileges (Overview)

9.  Using Role-Based Access Control (Tasks)

10.  Role-Based Access Control (Reference)

11.  Privileges (Tasks)

12.  Privileges (Reference)

Part IV Cryptographic Services

13.  Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework (Overview)

What's New in the Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework?

Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework

Terminology in the Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework

Scope of the Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework

Administrative Commands in the Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework

User-Level Commands in the Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework

Binary Signatures for Third-Party Software

Plugins to the Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework

Cryptographic Services and Zones

14.  Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework (Tasks)

15.  Oracle Solaris Key Management Framework

Part V Authentication Services and Secure Communication

16.  Using Authentication Services (Tasks)

17.  Using PAM

18.  Using SASL

19.  Using Secure Shell (Tasks)

20.  Secure Shell (Reference)

Part VI Kerberos Service

21.  Introduction to the Kerberos Service

22.  Planning for the Kerberos Service

23.  Configuring the Kerberos Service (Tasks)

24.  Kerberos Error Messages and Troubleshooting

25.  Administering Kerberos Principals and Policies (Tasks)

26.  Using Kerberos Applications (Tasks)

27.  The Kerberos Service (Reference)

Part VII Auditing in Oracle Solaris

28.  Oracle Solaris Auditing (Overview)

29.  Planning for Oracle Solaris Auditing

30.  Managing Oracle Solaris Auditing (Tasks)

31.  Oracle Solaris Auditing (Reference)



Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework

The Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework provides a common store of algorithms and PKCS #11 libraries to handle cryptographic requirements. The PKCS #11 libraries are implemented according to the following standard: RSA Security Inc. PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface (Cryptoki).

At the kernel level, the framework currently handles cryptographic requirements for Kerberos and IPsec. User-level consumers include libsasl and IKE.

Export law in the United States requires that the use of open cryptographic interfaces be restricted. The Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework satisfies the current law by requiring that kernel cryptographic providers and PKCS #11 cryptographic providers be signed. For further discussion, see Binary Signatures for Third-Party Software.

The framework enables providers of cryptographic services to have their services used by many consumers in the Oracle Solaris OS. Another name for providers is plugins. The framework allows three types of plugins:

The framework implements a standard interface, the PKCS #11, v2.11 library, for user-level providers. The library can be used by third-party applications to reach providers. Third parties can also add signed libraries, signed kernel algorithm modules, and signed device drivers to the framework. These plugins are added when the pkgadd utility installs the third-party software. For a diagram of the major components of the framework, see Chapter 8, Introduction to the Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework, in Developer’s Guide to Oracle Solaris 10 Security.