System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (NIS+)

Solaris Security and NIS+

In essence, Solaris security is provided by gates that users must pass through in order to enter the Solaris system, and permission matrixes that determine what they are able to do once inside. (See Figure 11–1 for a schematic representation of this system.)

Figure 11–1 Solaris Security Gates and Filters

Diagram shows relationship between Solaris security gates and filters

As you can see in the above figure, the overall system is composed of four gates and two permission matrixes: