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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)

Part IV Oracle Solaris 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 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)



Plugins to the Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework

Third parties can plug their providers into the Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework. A third-party provider can be one of the following objects:

The objects from a provider must be signed with a certificate from Sun. The certificate request is based on a private key that the third party selects, and a certificate that Sun provides. The certificate request is sent to Sun, which registers the third party and then issues the certificate. The third party then signs its provider object with the certificate from Sun.

The loadable kernel software modules and the kernel device drivers for hardware accelerators must also register with the kernel. Registration is through the Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework SPI (service provider interface).

To install the provider, the third party provides a package that installs the signed object and the certificate from Sun. The package must include the certificate, and enable the administrator to place the certificate in a secure directory. For more information, see the Appendix F, Packaging and Signing Cryptographic Providers, in Oracle Solaris Security for Developers Guide.