Developer's Guide to Oracle® Solaris 11 Security

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Updated: July 2014

Using This Documentation

  • Overview – The Developer's Guide to Oracle Solaris 11 Security describes the public application programming interfaces (API) and service provider interfaces (SPI) for the security features in the Oracle Solaris® operating environment. The term service provider refers to components that are plugged into a framework to provide security services, such as cryptographic algorithms and security protocols.

  • Audience

      The Developer's Guide to Oracle Solaris 11 Security is intended for C-language developers who want to write the following types of programs:

    • Privileged applications that can override system controls

    • Applications that use authentication and related security services

    • Applications that need to secure network communications

    • Applications that use cryptographic services

    • Libraries, shared objects, and plug-ins that provide or consume security services

    Note -  For Java-language equivalents to the Oracle Solaris features, see
  • Required knowledge – Readers of this guide should be familiar with C programming. A basic knowledge of security mechanisms is helpful but not required. You do not need to have specialized knowledge about network programming to use this book.

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