SunSHIELD Basic Security Module Guide

process Token

The process token contains information describing a process as an object such as the recipient of a signal. The token has 9 fields: a token ID that identifies this token as a process token, the invariant audit ID, the effective user ID, the effective group ID, the real user ID, the real group ID, the process ID, the audit session ID, and a terminal ID. Figure A-19 shows a process token.

Figure A-19 process Token Format


The audit ID, user ID, group ID, process ID, and session ID are long instead of short.

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The process token fields for the session ID, the real user ID, or the real group ID may be unavailable. The entry is then set to -1.