Solaris 10 What's New

Enhanced crypt() Function

This feature is new in the Software Express pilot program and in the Solaris 9 12/02 release. This feature is included in the Solaris 10 3/05 release.

Password encryption protects passwords from being read by intruders. Three strong password encryption modules are now available in the software:

For information on how to protect your user passwords with these new encryption modules, see the following sections in the System Administration Guide: Security Services:

For information on the strength of the modules, see the crypt_bsdbf(5), crypt_bsdmd5(5), and crypt_sunmd5(5) man pages.