Privilege Management for Unix and Linux Overview

To effectively administer Privilege Management for Unix and Linux, it is necessary to understand how the product works. A typical Privilege Management for Unix and Linux configuration consists of the following primary components:

  • pbrun: Used for secured task submission
  • pbmasterd: Used for security policy file processing
  • pblocald: Used for task execution
  • pblogd: Used for writing event logs and I/O logs

It is possible to install any or all of these components on a single machine, or to distribute them among different machines. For optimal security, the policy server hosts and log hosts should be separate machines that are isolated from normal activity.