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Part I Initial Configuration of Trusted Extensions

1.  Security Planning for Trusted Extensions

2.  Configuration Roadmap for Trusted Extensions

3.  Adding the Trusted Extensions Feature to Oracle Solaris (Tasks)

4.  Configuring Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

5.  Configuring LDAP for Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

Part II Administration of Trusted Extensions

6.  Trusted Extensions Administration Concepts

7.  Trusted Extensions Administration Tools

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

9.  Performing Common Tasks in Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

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

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

12.  Remote Administration in Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

13.  Managing Zones in Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

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

15.  Trusted Networking (Overview)

The Trusted Network

Trusted Extensions Data Packets

Trusted Network Communications

Network Commands in Trusted Extensions

Network Configuration Databases in Trusted Extensions

Trusted Network Security Attributes

Network Security Attributes in Trusted Extensions

Host Type and Template Name in Security Templates

Default Label in Security Templates

Domain of Interpretation in Security Templates

Label Range in Security Templates

Auxiliary Labels in Security Templates

Trusted Network Fallback Mechanism

Overview of Routing in Trusted Extensions

Background on Routing

Routing Table Entries in Trusted Extensions

Trusted Extensions Accreditation Checks

Source Accreditation Checks

Gateway Accreditation Checks

Destination Accreditation Checks

Administration of Routing in Trusted Extensions

Choosing Routers in Trusted Extensions

Gateways in Trusted Extensions

Routing Commands in Trusted Extensions

Administration of Labeled IPsec

Labels for IPsec-Protected Exchanges

Label Extensions for IPsec Security Associations

Label Extensions for IKE

Labels and Accreditation in Tunnel Mode IPsec

Confidentiality and Integrity Protections With Label Extensions

16.  Managing Networks in Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

17.  Trusted Extensions and LDAP (Overview)

18.  Multilevel Mail in Trusted Extensions (Overview)

19.  Managing Labeled Printing (Tasks)

20.  Devices in Trusted Extensions (Overview)

21.  Managing Devices for Trusted Extensions (Tasks)

22.  Trusted Extensions Auditing (Overview)

23.  Software Management in Trusted Extensions (Reference)

A.  Site Security Policy

Creating and Managing a Security Policy

Site Security Policy and Trusted Extensions

Computer Security Recommendations

Physical Security Recommendations

Personnel Security Recommendations

Common Security Violations

Additional Security References

B.  Configuration Checklist for Trusted Extensions

Checklist for Configuring Trusted Extensions

C.  Quick Reference to Trusted Extensions Administration

Administrative Interfaces in Trusted Extensions

Oracle Solaris Interfaces Extended by Trusted Extensions

Tighter Security Defaults in Trusted Extensions

Limited Options in Trusted Extensions

D.  List of Trusted Extensions Man Pages

Trusted Extensions Man Pages in Alphabetical Order

Oracle Solaris Man Pages That Are Modified by Trusted Extensions



Network Security Attributes in Trusted Extensions

A Trusted Extensions system is installed with a default set of security templates that are used to define the label properties of remote hosts. In Trusted Extensions, both unlabeled hosts and labeled hosts on the network are assigned security attributes by means of a security template. Hosts that are not assigned a template cannot communicate with hosts that are configured with Trusted Extensions. The templates are stored locally.

Hosts can be added to a security template by IP address or as part of a range of IP addresses. For further explanation, see Trusted Network Fallback Mechanism.

Each host type has its own set of additional required and optional security attributes. The following security attributes are specified in security templates:

Host Type and Template Name in Security Templates

Trusted Extensions supports two host types in the trusted network databases and provides two default templates:


Caution - The admin_low template provides an example for constructing unlabeled templates with site-specific labels. While the admin_low template is required for the installation of Trusted Extensions, the security attributes might be too liberal for normal system operations. Retain the provided templates without modification for system maintenance and support reasons.

Default Label in Security Templates

Templates for the unlabeled host type specify a default label. This label is used to control communications with hosts whose operating systems are not aware of labels, such as Oracle Solaris systems. The default label that is assigned reflects the level of trust that is appropriate for the host and its users.

Because communications with unlabeled hosts are essentially limited to the default label, these hosts are also referred to as single-label hosts. A technical reason to call these hosts “single-label” is that these hosts do not have admin_high and admin_low labels.

Domain of Interpretation in Security Templates

Organizations that use the same Domain of Interpretation (DOI) agree among themselves to interpret label information and other security attributes in the same way. When Trusted Extensions performs a label comparison, a check is made as to whether the DOI is equal.

A Trusted Extensions system enforces label policy on one DOI value. All zones on a Trusted Extensions system must operate at the same DOI. A Trusted Extensions system does not provide exception handling on packets that are received from a system that uses a different DOI.

If your site uses a DOI value that is different from the default value, you must use this value in every security template, as described in How to Configure the Domain of Interpretation.

Label Range in Security Templates

The minimum label and maximum label attributes are used to establish the label range for labeled and unlabeled hosts. These attributes are used to do the following:

Auxiliary Labels in Security Templates

The auxiliary label set defines at most four discrete labels at which packets can be accepted, forwarded, or sent by the remote host. This attribute is optional. By default, no auxiliary label set is defined.