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The Trusted Extensions Configuration Guide provides procedures for configuring Trusted Extensions on the Oracle Solaris operating system (Oracle Solaris OS). This guide also describes preparing the Oracle Solaris system to support a secure installation of Trusted Extensions.
Note - This Oracle Solaris release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures. The supported systems appear in the Oracle Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists. This document cites any implementation differences between the platform types.
In this document, these x86 related terms mean the following:
x86 refers to the larger family of 64-bit and 32-bit x86 compatible products.
x64 relates specifically to 64-bit x86 compatible CPUs.
"32-bit x86" points out specific 32-bit information about x86 based systems.
For supported systems, see the Oracle Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists.
This guide is for knowledgeable system administrators and security administrators who are configuring Trusted Extensions software. The level of trust that is required by your site security policy, and your level of expertise, determines who can perform the configuration tasks.
Successfully configuring Trusted Extensions on a system in a way that is consistent with site security requires understanding the security features of Trusted Extensions and your site security policy. Before you start, read Chapter 1, Security Planning for Trusted Extensions for information about how to ensure site security when configuring the software.
Trusted Extensions runs on top of the Oracle Solaris OS. Because Trusted Extensions software can modify the Oracle Solaris OS, Trusted Extensions can require specific settings for Oracle Solaris installation options. For details, see Chapter 3, Adding Trusted Extensions Software to the Oracle Solaris OS (Tasks). Also, Trusted Extensions guides supplement Oracle Solaris guides. As administrators, you need access to Oracle Solaris guides and Trusted Extensions guides.
Chapter 1, Security Planning for Trusted Extensions describes the security issues that you need to consider when configuring Trusted Extensions software on one or more Oracle Solaris systems.
Chapter 2, Configuration Roadmap for Trusted Extensions contains task maps for adding Trusted Extensions software to Oracle Solaris systems.
Chapter 3, Adding Trusted Extensions Software to the Oracle Solaris OS (Tasks) provides instructions on preparing an Oracle Solaris system for Trusted Extensions software. It also includes instructions on enabling Trusted Extensions.
Chapter 4, Configuring Trusted Extensions (Tasks) provides instructions on configuring Trusted Extensions software on a system with a monitor.
Chapter 5, Configuring LDAP for Trusted Extensions (Tasks) provides instructions on configuring LDAP for Trusted Extensions.
Chapter 6, Configuring a Headless System With Trusted Extensions (Tasks) describes how to configure and administer Trusted Extensions software on a headless system.
Appendix A, Site Security Policy addresses site security policy and places Trusted Extensions in the context of wider organizational and site security.
Appendix B, Using CDE Actions to Install Zones in Trusted Extensions describes how to configure labeled zones by using Trusted CDE actions.
Appendix C, Configuration Checklist for Trusted Extensions provides a configuration checklist for the initial setup team.
Glossary defines selected terms and phrases that are used in this guide.
The following table lists the topics that are covered in the Trusted Extensions guides and the audience for each guide.
The following guides contain information that is useful when you prepare for Trusted Extensions software.
Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Installation Guide: Basic Installations – Provides guidance on the installation options for the Oracle Solaris OS
Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations – Provides guidance on installation methods and configuration options
Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Installation Guide: Planning for Installation and Upgrade – Provides guidance on installing an upgrade of the Oracle Solaris OS
Your site security policy document – Describes the security policy and security procedures at your site
Solaris Common Desktop Environment: Advanced User's and System Administrator's Guide – Describes the Common Desktop Environment (CDE)
The administrator guide for your currently installed operating system – Describes how to back up system files
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The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.
Table P-1 Typographic Conventions
The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.
Table P-2 Shell Prompts