AIX V6 Advanced Security Features Introduction and Configuration

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.

Published 12 September 2007, updated 26 August 2013

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ISBN-10: 0738489247
ISBN-13: 9780738489247
IBM Form #: SG24-7430-00
(412 pages)

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Authors: Chris Almond, Brad Gough, Christian Karpp, Rajeev Mishra, Liviu Rosca, Jackie Wilson


AIX Version 6.1 provides many significant new security technologies and security enhancements. The purpose of this IBM Redbooks publication is to highlight and explain the security features at the conceptual level, as well as provide practical examples of how they may be implemented. Some features are extensions of features made available in prior AIX releases, and some are new features introduced with AIX V6.

Major new security enhancements will be introduced with AIX V6 in 2007:

- Trusted AIX (Multilevel Security)
- Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
- Encrypted File System
- Trusted Execution
- AIX Security Expert Enhancements

This IBM Redbooks publication will provide a technical introduction to these new enhancements. The topics are both broad and very complex. This book will serve as an initial effort in describing all of the enhancements together in a single volume to the security/system hardening oriented audience.

Table of contents

Part 1. AIX V6 operating system security features
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Encrypted File System
Chapter 3. Role Based Access Control
Chapter 4. Trusted Execution environment
Chapter 5. Trusted AIX/MLS
Chapter 6. AIX Security Expert
Part 2. Appendixes
Appendix A. Crypto Lib in C (CLiC)
Appendix B. LDIF file for supporting AIX Security Expert

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