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Oracle Solaris Trusted Extensions Administrator's Procedures     Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Information Library
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1.  Trusted Extensions Administration Concepts

2.  Trusted Extensions Administration Tools

3.  Getting Started as a Trusted Extensions Administrator (Tasks)

4.  Security Requirements on a Trusted Extensions System (Overview)

5.  Administering Security Requirements in Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

6.  Users, Rights, and Roles in Trusted Extensions (Overview)

7.  Managing Users, Rights, and Roles in Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

8.  Remote Administration in Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

Secure Remote Administration in Trusted Extensions

Methods for Administering Remote Systems in Trusted Extensions

Remote Login by a Role in Trusted Extensions

Remote Role-Based Administration From Unlabeled Hosts

Remote Login Management in Trusted Extensions

Administering Trusted Extensions Remotely (Task Map)

How to Log In Remotely From the Command Line in Trusted Extensions

How to Remotely Administer Trusted Extensions With dtappsession

How to Remotely Administer Systems by Using the Solaris Management Console From a Trusted Extensions System

How to Remotely Administer Systems by Using the Solaris Management Console From an Unlabeled System

How to Enable Specific Users to Log In Remotely to the Global Zone in Trusted Extensions

How to Use Xvnc to Remotely Access a Trusted Extensions System

9.  Trusted Extensions and LDAP (Overview)

10.  Managing Zones in Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

11.  Managing and Mounting Files in Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

12.  Trusted Networking (Overview)

13.  Managing Networks in Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

14.  Multilevel Mail in Trusted Extensions (Overview)

15.  Managing Labeled Printing (Tasks)

16.  Devices in Trusted Extensions (Overview)

17.  Managing Devices for Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

18.  Trusted Extensions Auditing (Overview)

19.  Software Management in Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

A.  Quick Reference to Trusted Extensions Administration

B.  List of Trusted Extensions Man Pages


Secure Remote Administration in Trusted Extensions

By default, Trusted Extensions does not allow remote administration. Remote administration would present a significant security risk if users on remote untrusted systems could administer systems that are configured with Trusted Extensions. Therefore, systems are initially installed without the option of being remotely administered.

Until the network is configured, all remote hosts are assigned the admin_low security template. Therefore, the CIPSO protocol is not used or accepted for any connections. While in this initial state, systems are protected from remote attacks by several mechanisms. Mechanisms include netservices settings, default login policy, and PAM policy.

To enable remote login functionality, both systems must assign their peer to a CIPSO security template. If this approach is not practical, the network protocol policy can be relaxed by specifying the allow_unlabeled option in the pam.conf file. If either policy is relaxed, the default network template must be changed so that arbitrary machines cannot access the global zone. The admin_low template should be used sparingly, and the tnrhdb database should be modified so that the wildcard address does not default to the ADMIN_LOW label. For details, see Administering Trusted Extensions Remotely (Task Map) and How to Limit the Hosts That Can Be Contacted on the Trusted Network.