This section highlights information for existing customers about important new features in authentication technologies in this release.
The pam_unix_cred PAM module supports session annotation. For more information, see New Feature – Annotating Reason for Access in the Audit Record in Managing Auditing in Oracle Solaris 11.4 and the pam_unix_cred(7) man page.
Oracle Solaris provides a PAM module to enhance fault management reporting. The pam_fm_notify PAM module reports fault management statistics about unresolved faults at login. The use of this module is configurable. For more information, see the pam_fm_notify(7) man page.
SASL in this release is based on open source Cyrus SASL. The Oracle Solaris libsasl2 library is a modified version of the open source libsasl library. For more information, see Using Simple Authentication and Security Layer.