The Solaris environment supports two access control mechanisms: user-based and host-based. It also supports two authorization protocols: MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 and SUN-DES-1. This chapter discusses these access control mechanisms and authorization protocols. It also discusses how to change the server's access control, and how to run clients remotely, or locally as a different user.
Notes About This Chapter
If you run applications in any of the following configurations, you need to read this chapter:
Linked with a version of Xlib previous to OpenWindows Version 2 or X11R4. See Host-Based for details.
Statically linked to OpenWindows Version 2 libraries and you want to use the SUN-DES-1 authorization protocol. See SUN-DES-1 for details.
On a remote server. See Running Clients Remotely, or Locally as Another User for details.
If you are not using any of the configurations listed above, you do not need to change the default security setup.