Solaris Smartcard enables a user to log in securely to the Solaris 8 or Solaris 9 desktop environment. A smart card is a plastic card that allows you to access a system by inserting a programmable card into a card reader. This guide explains how to configure systems and smart cards for this form of authentication. It also explains how to use a smart card after it has been configured.
Who Should Use This Book
The Solaris Smartcard Administration Guide is intended for the system administrator who sets up and administers the Solaris Smartcard environment. This guide assumes that you have a solid knowledge of authentication and related network security concepts.
If you are merely a user of a Solaris Smartcard, you do not need to read this book. Simply insert your smart card in your card reader and enter your personal identification number (PIN) when prompted to do so.
Solaris Smartcard can be used in conjunction with any Solaris administration tools or Solaris commands and procedures. Refer to one or more of the following for additional information on Solaris installation or administration procedures:
(SPARC Platform Edition) Installation Guide
System Administration Guide, Volume 1
System Administration Guide, Volume 2
System Administration Guide, Volume 3
Other software documentation that you received with your system
Accessing Sun Documentation Online
The docs.sun.comSM Web site enables you to access Sun technical documentation online. You can browse the docs.sun.com archive or search for a specific book title or subject. The URL is http://docs.sun.com.
The following table describes the typographic changes used in this book.
Table P-1 Typographic Conventions
Typeface or Symbol
|The names of commands, files, and directories; on-screen computer output|
Edit your .login file.
Use ls -a to list all files.
machine_name% you have mail.
|What you type, contrasted with on-screen computer output|
|Command-line placeholder: replace with a real name or value|
To delete a file, type rm filename.
Book titles, new words, or terms, or words to be emphasized.
Read Chapter 6 in User's Guide.
These are called class options.
You must be root to do this.
Shell Prompts in Command Examples
The following table shows the default system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.
Table P-2 Shell Prompts
|C shell prompt||machine_name%|
|C shell superuser prompt||machine_name#|
|Bourne shell and Korn shell prompt||$|
|Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser prompt||#|