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Solaris 8 Security by Edgar Danielyan

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Open Card Framework (OCF)

The Solaris 8 operating environment supports the Open Card Framework Specification Version 1.1 for smart card authentication. All the necessary server software is included on the Solaris 8 installation media, and the software itself is integrated into Solaris. Three types of smart cards (Schlumberger Cyberflex Access JavaCard, MicroPayFlex card, and iButton Java Card) and three card readers (iButton Serial, Sun Internal, and Sun External smart card readers) are supported.

How OCF Works

In Solaris 8, smart cards work by combining the traditional UNIX access control method (passwords) and the added security of smart card-based authentication. In order to be successfully authenticated, the user must both know the passwords ...

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