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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)

Configurable Oracle Solaris Security Features

Trusted Extensions Interfaces for Configuring Security Features

Extension of Oracle Solaris Security Mechanisms by Trusted Extensions

Trusted Extensions Security Features

Security Requirements Enforcement

Users and Security Requirements

Email Usage

Password Enforcement

Information Protection

Password Protection

Group Administration

User Deletion Practices

Rules When Changing the Level of Security for Data

sel_config File

Customization of Solaris Trusted Extensions (CDE)

Front Panel Customization

Workspace Menu Customization

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)

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


Configurable Oracle Solaris Security Features

Trusted Extensions uses the same security features that the Oracle Solaris OS provides, and adds some features. For example, the Oracle Solaris OS provides eeprom protection, password requirements and strong password algorithms, system protection by locking out a user, and protection from keyboard shutdown.

Trusted Extensions differs from the Oracle Solaris OS in the actual procedures that are used to modify these security defaults. In Trusted Extensions, you typically administer systems by assuming a role. Local settings are modified by using the trusted editor. Changes that affect the network of users, roles, and hosts are made in the Solaris Management Console.

Trusted Extensions Interfaces for Configuring Security Features

Procedures are provided in this book where Trusted Extensions requires a particular interface to modify security settings, and that interface is optional in the Oracle Solaris OS. Where Trusted Extensions requires the use of the trusted editor to edit local files, no separate procedures are provided in this book. For example, the procedure How to Prevent Account Locking for Users describes how to update a user's account by using the Solaris Management Console to prevent the account from being locked. However, the procedure for setting a system-wide password lock policy is not provided in this book. You follow the Oracle Solaris instructions, except that in Trusted Extensions, you use the trusted editor to modify the system file.

Extension of Oracle Solaris Security Mechanisms by Trusted Extensions

The following Oracle Solaris security mechanisms are extensible in Trusted Extensions as they are in the Oracle Solaris OS:

As in the Oracle Solaris OS, privileges cannot be extended.

Trusted Extensions Security Features

Trusted Extensions provides the following unique security features: