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System Administration Guide: Security Services
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Configuring RBAC (Task Map)

To use RBAC effectively requires planning. Use the following task map to plan and initially implement RBAC at your site.

Task

Description

For Instructions

1. Plan for RBAC

Involves examining your site's security needs, and deciding how to use RBAC at your site.

How to Plan Your RBAC Implementation

2. Learn to use the Solaris Management Console

Involves becoming familiar with the Solaris Management Console.

Chapter 2, Working With the Solaris Management Console (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

3. Configure the first user and role

Uses the RBAC configuration tools in the Solaris Management Console to create a user and a role, and to assign the role to the user.

Using the Solaris Management Tools With RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

4. (Optional) Create other users who can assume roles

Ensures that users who can assume an administrative role exist.

Using the Solaris Management Tools With RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

5. (Recommended) Create other roles and assign them to users

Uses the RBAC tools to create roles for particular administrative areas, and to assign the roles to users.

How to Create and Assign a Role by Using the GUI

Example 9-5

Uses the command line to create roles, and to assign the roles to users

How to Create a Role From the Command Line

How to Assign a Role to a Local User

6. (Recommended) Audit role actions

Preselect an audit class that includes the audit event that records role actions.

How to Audit Roles

7. (Optional) Make root user a role

Prevents anonymous root login, which is a security hole.

How to Make root User Into a Role

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