Setting security mode and prom password in C

Setting security mode and prom password in C

Post by Dave Bartle » Thu, 13 Nov 1997 04:00:00



Does anyone know how to set the prom password and security mode in
 Solaris 2.5.1 in C?

I had a program which will set everything but the security-mode and
 password.. it keeps coming back with an

  EINVAL         The size value was invalid,  or  (for  OPROM-
                  SETOPT)  the  property does not exist, or and
                  invalid ioctl is being issued.

Any ideas?  Examples?

 - dlb

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1. C2 security prom password

I am attempting to install shadowed passwords on a few systems.  I've tried
to use C2conv, but this password protects booting into single user mode
and that is something we are trying to avoid.  Anyway, my question is this:

Where does this password get enabled? Is there anyway around it?

Yes, I have looked at /etc/ttytab, but it doesn't seem to be changed in
that the console is still labeled secure.

Thanks,

Chris

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