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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.  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)

Administrative Commands for Handling Privileges

Files With Privilege Information

Privileges and Auditing

Prevention of Privilege Escalation

Legacy Applications and the Privilege Model

Part IV Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Services

13.  Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework (Overview)

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 Solaris Secure Shell (Tasks)

20.  Solaris 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 Oracle Solaris Auditing

28.  Oracle Solaris Auditing (Overview)

29.  Planning for Oracle Solaris Auditing

30.  Managing Solaris Auditing (Tasks)

31.  Solaris Auditing (Reference)



Files With Privilege Information

The following files contain information about privileges.

Table 12-2 Files That Contain Privilege Information

When a file has multiple keywords, the keywords and their descriptions have separate entries.
File and Man Page


Inheritable set of privileges for the system
Limit set of privileges for the system


privs keyword in user or role's entry

defaultpriv keyword in user or role's entry

Value is usually set in the Solaris Management Console GUI

Inheritable set of privileges for a user or role
limitpriv keyword in user or role's entry

Value is usually set in the Solaris Management Console GUI

Limit set of privileges for a user or role


privs keyword in the profile's entry for the command

Policy for the command must be solaris

List of privileges that are assigned to a command in a rights profile


System log file for debug messages

Path set in priv.debug entry

Privilege debugging log

Note - Do not edit the exec_attr and user_attr databases directly. To administer privileges, use the Solaris Management Console, or commands such as smuser. For more information, see the smc(1M) and the smuser(1M) man pages. For procedures, see Managing Privileges (Task Map).