Solaris 9 CDE Authentication Logging

Posted on 2006-10-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
We have a need to log *ALL* login successes and failures in Solaris 9.

I've been able to get all command line logins to log.. no problemo....  however, no CDE activity logs... I can't seem to find a way to get CDE login successes and failures to write to syslog...


Question by:ParadiseITS
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Nukfror earned 400 total points
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You should enable BSM for this.  Just google for "solaris bsm login audit" and you'll find all kinds of stuff.  An example is here:
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yuzh earned 100 total points
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Agreed with  Nukfror use BSM for the job, have a look at the following docs about BSM, to learn more:     -- Search for BSM


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So, to break down the BSM tool...    the document Nukfor sent seems to sum it up... so here is my understanding...  can anyone clarify if I've got it before I try it?

run the audit_startup script
then I can edit (using vi??) the audit_control file to:


and this will grab all login activity?

My thoughts were to setup a cron job to do the audit -n then archive the resulting logs off the server...  is this a sound plan?  Or am I missing something??


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ID: 17842217
check that.. I meant run the bsmconv.. not audit_startup

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I'm going to go ahead and close this, I have it working on my Virtual Machine so it's good enough to close the question -- thanks!

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