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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     PrivilegeManager, privmgr - privilege manager

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]


DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     Managers display information about	your system and	provide	access to
     interactive guides	(also called tasks) that let you administer your
     system.  For example, the User Manager displays a list of the user
     accounts currently	on the system and gives	you access to guides like "Add
     a User Account" and "Modify a User	Account."

     In	a Manager window, you can open a guide by choosing its name from the
     Task menu or by clicking its button at the	bottom of the window.

     The Privilege Manager displays information	about privileges on the
     system.  This information is stored on the	system in the privilege(4),
     defaultPrivileges(4), and privilegedUsers(4) databases.

     To	see the	privileges associated with each	task, choose "View by Task"
     from the Privilege	Manager	menu.

GUIDES    [Toc]    [Back]

     Guides, also called "tasks," are interactive windows that lead users
     through the steps necessary to perform various system administration
     tasks, such as adding new user accounts and configuring networking	on the

     A guide typically consists	of a series of pages that prompt users to
     enter information or select options. A user navigates through guide pages
     using the Prev and	Next buttons (or corresponding arrow keys).  When the
     user reaches the last page	of a guide and clicks the OK button, the
     system executes one or more privileged commands to	perform	the system
     administration task. These	commands are located in	/usr/sysadm/privcmd.
     See runpriv(1M) for more information about	privileged commands.

     The guides	available from the Privilege Manager require that the user
     know the root password.  The privilege management tasks are not
     themselves	privileges; you	must be	root in	order to change	the privilege

     Grant Privileges to a User    [Toc]    [Back]
	       This guide lets you grant privileges to a non-root user so that
	       user can	have some of the privileges that normally only root
	       has.  This guide	uses the addpriv(1M) and addprivuser(1M)

     Revoke Privileges from a User    [Toc]    [Back]
	       This guide lets you revoke privileges from a user.  This	guide
	       uses the	rmpriv(1M) and rmprivuser(1M) commands.

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     Enable System Administration Privilegs    [Toc]    [Back]
	       This guide lets you enable the user of privileges by non-root
	       users.  This guide uses the -chkconfig argument to the
	       addpriv(1M) command.

     Disable System Administration Privileges    [Toc]    [Back]
	       This guide lets you disable all use of privileges by non-root
	       users.  This guide uses the -chkconfig argument to the
	       rmpriv(1M) command.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     sysmgr(1M), runpriv(1M), addpriv(1M), addprivuser(1M), rmpriv(1M),
     rmprivuser(1M), chkconfig(1M), privilege(4), defaultPrivileges(4),

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