AIX 5L Version 5.2 Security Supplement

An IBM Redbooks publication


This IBM Redbooks publication serves as a supplement to the IBM AIX 5L Version 5.2 product documentation, particularly "AIX 5L Version 5.2 Security Guide", SC23-4860. This book provides additional detailed information about virtual private networks (VPN), Kerberos security and the use of secure remote commands (RCMDS), Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM), and examples on how to restrict users. You can use these features individually or integrate them together to improve AIX system security.

Use this book as an additional source for security information. Together with existing sources, you may use this book to enhance your knowledge of security and the features included with AIX 5L Version 5.2. You learn about the practical use of these security features, why they are necessary, and how you can use them in your environment to improve security. Plus you gain practical guidance through the examples that are provided and the recommendations for best practice.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. AIX security flashes
Chapter 2. Virtual private networks
Chapter 3. Exploiting Network Authentication Service
Chapter 4. Pluggable Authentication Module
Chapter 5. Restricting users
Appendix A. AIX Security Planning and Implementation Worksheet


Publish Date
10 November 2003

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