AIX Tip of the Week

Strengthening AIX Security

Audience: System Administrators

Date: July 23, 2002

As we all know, system security is an important topic these days. Creating a secure system requires a combination of "people, process, and products".

Here are a few of the security "products" built into the base AIX operating system, as well as a guideline for strengthening AIX security.

Strengthening AIX Security (base guidelines)
Strengthening AIX Security

AIX Security Whitepaper (lists integrated AIX security functions as well as add-on solutions)

AIX Security Setup

IBM Redbooks
IBM Redbooks (Search "security + AIX")

AIX System Security Audit

Defining Restricted Logins

Freeware (tools to check for common security exposures)

Bruce Spencer,