System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

SunSolve Online's Trusted Certificates

SunSolve Online uses the following certificates to verify the digital signatures on signed patches with the previous Solaris patch management tools (smpatch command), including PatchPro:

A certificate authority certifies the relationship between public keys that are used to decrypt the digital signature with the patch and the owner of the public keys.

The Sun Root CA, Sun Class B CA, and the patch signing certificate are included with the Solaris patch management tools, including PatchPro. These three certificates provide a certificate chain of trust in the patch verification process whereby the Sun Root CA trusts the Class B CA, and the Class B CA trusts the patch management certificate. And, ultimately, the GTE CyberTrust CA trusts the Sun Root CA.