Oracle Solaris Trusted Extensions Configuration Guide

Enabling the Trusted Extensions Service

Starting in the Solaris 10 5/08 release, Trusted Extensions is a service that is managed by the service management facility (SMF). The name of the service is svc:/system/labeld:default. By default, the labeld service is disabled.

ProcedureEnable Trusted Extensions

The labeld service attaches labels to communications endpoints. For example, the following are labeled:

Before You Begin

You have completed the tasks in Installing or Upgrading the Solaris OS for Trusted Extensions and Collecting Information and Making Decisions Before Enabling Trusted Extensions.

  1. On a Solaris system, enable the labeld service.

    # svcadm enable -s svc:/system/labeld:default

    The labeld service adds labels to the system and starts the Solaris auditing service and device allocation. Do not perform other tasks until the cursor returns to the prompt.

  2. Verify that the service is enabled.

    # svcs -x labeld
    svc:/system/labeld:default (Trusted Extensions)
     State: online since weekday month date hour:minute:second year
       See: labeld(1M)
    Impact: None.

    Note –

    The labels do not appear until after you reboot the system. Setting Up the Global Zone in Trusted Extensions includes tasks that you might want to perform before rebooting.


The following message indicates that you are not running a Solaris release that supports Trusted Extensions as a service: svcs: Pattern 'labeld' doesn't match any instances.

To run Trusted Extensions on a Solaris system that does not support the labeld service, follow the instructions in the Solaris Trusted Extensions Installation and Configuration guide.