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Securing Systems and Attached Devices in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: July 2019
 
 

How to Require a Password for SPARC Hardware Access

Before You Begin

You must become an administrator who is assigned the Device Security, Maintenance and Repair, or System Administrator rights profile. For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.4.

  1. In a terminal window, enable the PROM security mode.
    # eeprom security-mode=command
    
    Changing PROM password:
    New password: <Type password>
    Retype new password: <Retype password>	

    Choose the value command or full. For more details, see the eeprom(8) man page.

    If, when you type the preceding command, you are not prompted for a PROM password, the system already has a PROM password.

  2. (Optional) Change the PROM password.

    Caution

    Caution  -  Do not forget the PROM password. The hardware is unusable without this password.


    # eeprom security-password= Press Return
    Changing PROM password:
    New password: <Type password>
    Retype new password: <Retype password>

    The new PROM security mode and password are in effect immediately. However, they are most likely to be noticed at the next boot.