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Articles for the keywords: Trusted Extensions
08 Jul 2014 Solaris 20th Anniversary [37206]
Infographic

As part of the celebration of 20 years of Solaris, Oracle has created an infographic that covers the evolution of Solaris:

  • Feb 1982 - Sun founded
  • 80's - The UNIX Wars
  • 1984 - Debut of NFS
  • June 1992 -Solaris is born
  • Feb 200 - Solaris 8
  • May 2000 - Compatibility Guarantee
  • Oct 2003 - DTrace
  • Dec 2006 - SPARC T-Series
  • Nov 2006 - Trusted Extensions
  • Jan 2010 - Sun becomes part of Oracle
  • Nov 2011 - Oracle Solaris 11
  • Oct 2012 - Solaris 11.1

Solaris infographic

Some missing achievements in the infographic include the project to open-source Solaris resulting in the creation of OpenSolaris and "the last word in Filesystems", ZFS.
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07 Aug 2013 Understanding and Using Trusted Extensions in Oracle Solaris 11 [32184]
An introduction to the evolution, installation, and usage of the security extensions incorporated in Oracle Solaris 11

Yuli Vasiliev has written an introduction to the evolution, installation, and usage of the security extensions incorporated in Oracle Solaris 11.

"Trusted Extensions is a powerful security technology of Oracle Solaris that allows you to create a multilevel (labeled) security environment in which users with different access permissions can work simultaneously with data that has different access controls, thus enabling you to enforce strict access controls for your data based on both data sensitivity and data ownership.

Want to comment on this article? Post the link on Facebook's OTN Garage page. Have a similar article to share? Bring it up on Facebook or Twitter and let's discuss. This article unveils some history and background on Trusted Extensions and then explains how to install and enable the feature in Oracle Solaris 11. It covers how to create and configure a Trusted Extensions system with the help of tools available in Trusted Extensions, including the txzonemgr script, Labeled Zone Manager, and Label Builder..."
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22 Apr 2013 Sun Ray Software 5.4: New for Trusted Extensions [30526]
Offers Full Support for Oracle Solaris 11.1

In an oracle.com post Glenn Faden reports that Oracle has announced the availability of Sun Ray Software 5.4, which fully supports Oracle Solaris 11.1 including the Trusted Extensions features. The Oracle Data Sheet for the Sun Ray Software has a summary of the supported platforms on page 3, he writes, and there's a well-documented section in the Administration Guide entitled Configuring Oracle Solaris 11 Trusted Extensions. All the multilevel desktop features are supported including per-workspace authentication and device allocation for Pulse Audio.
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29 Mar 2013 An Overview and a How-to on Protecting Your Oracle Solaris Zone Cluster [30349]
Labeling Zones for Appropriate Access

Rick Ramsey posts an introduction to zones, clustering, and trusted extensions and a link to a paper by Subama Ganguly on building a secure zone cluster with trusted extensions. As Ramsey writes in his introduction, "Oracle Solaris Trusted Zone clusters became available in Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1. They are zone clusters with the security capabilities (mandatory access control or MAC) provided by Trusted Extensions. The zones in the cluster are labeled in the same way that other objects are labeled, so that only other objects with the same (or higher) sensitivity label can access them. Subama Ganguly walks you through setting one up.
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09 Nov 2012 Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 Released [28401]
Updates Available from Package Repository

Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 has been released writes Larry Wake in a post. Existing users can update from the package repository. New features include the capability to immediately leverage network virtualization. Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 also introduces managed switchover and disaster-recovery takeover of applications and data using ZFS Storage Appliance replication services in a multi-site, multi-cluster configuration. Improved storage failure detection and resource dependency management enable faster application recovery, and labeled security features support high availability and high security capabilities that leveraging Oracle Solaris 11 Trusted Extensions provides.
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