Solaris Trusted Extensions Administrator's Procedures

ProcedureHow to Assign a Label to an Unlabeled Print Server

A Solaris print server is an unlabeled print server that can be assigned a label for Trusted Extensions access to the printer at that label. Printers that are connected to an unlabeled print server can print jobs only at the label that has been assigned to the print server. Jobs print without labels or trailer pages and might print without banner pages. If a job prints with a banner page, the page does not contain any security information.

A Trusted Extensions system can be configured to submit jobs to a printer that is managed by an unlabeled print server. Users can print jobs on the unlabeled printer at the label that the security administrator assigns to the print server.

Before You Begin

You must be in the Security Administrator role in the global zone.

  1. Open the Solaris Management Console in the appropriate scope.

    For details, see Initialize the Solaris Management Console Server in Trusted Extensions.

  2. Under System Configuration, navigate to the Computers and Networks tool.

    Provide a password when prompted.

  3. Assign an unlabeled template to the print server.

    For details, see How to Assign a Security Template to a Host or a Group of Hosts.

    Choose a label. Users who are working at that label can send print jobs to the Solaris printer at the label of the print server. Pages do not print with labels, and banner and trailer pages are also not part of the print job.

Example 21–2 Sending Public Print Jobs to an Unlabeled Printer

Files that are available to the general public are suitable for printing to an unlabeled printer. In this example, marketing writers need to produce documents that do not have labels printed on the top and bottom of the pages.

The security administrator assigns an unlabeled host type template to the Solaris print server. The template is described in Example 19–6. The arbitrary label of the template is PUBLIC. The printer pr-nolabel1 is connected to this print server. Print jobs from users in a PUBLIC zone print on the pr-nolabel1 printer with no labels. Depending on the settings for the printer, the jobs might or might not have banner pages. The banner pages do not contain security information.