Solaris Trusted Extensions Administrator's Procedures

ProcedureHow to Enter the Global Zone in Trusted Extensions

By assuming a role, you enter the global zone in Trusted Extensions. Administration of the entire system is possible only from the global zone. Only superuser or a role can enter the global zone.

After assuming a role, the role can create a workspace at a user label to edit administration files in a labeled zone.

For troubleshooting purposes, you can also enter the global zone by starting a Failsafe session. For details, see How to Log In to a Failsafe Session in Trusted Extensions.

Before You Begin

You have created one or more roles, or you plan to enter the global zone as superuser. For pointers, see Role Creation in Trusted Extensions.

  1. Use a trusted mechanism.

    In Solaris Trusted Extensions (GNOME), click your user name in the trusted stripe and choose a role.

    If you have been assigned a role, the role names are displayed in a list.

    For the location and significance of Trusted Extensions desktop features, see Chapter 5, Elements of Trusted Extensions (Reference), in Solaris Trusted Extensions User’s Guide.

  2. At the prompt, type the role password.

    In Trusted GNOME, the current workspace changes to the role workspace.

    Click the role name on the trusted stripe, and from the menu, select a different role or user. This action changes the current workspace to the process of the new role or user.