Network and File Encryption

Privilege Management for Unix and Linux can encrypt data to help guard against attacks. Several encryption modes are supported. The installation script uses the pbkey program to create an encryption key in the key file, /etc/pb.key. This file must then be placed on all Privilege Management for Unix and Linux systems in a Privilege Management for Unix and Linux installation.

Because the pb.settings file is required to be in the /etc directory, the key file used to encrypt pb.settings must also be in the /etc directory.

A key file can be added to the installation when using pbinstall. For more information about the key file, please see Installation Process.

For more information about encryption, or for about Kerberos and SSL, please see the Privilege Management for Unix and Linux Admin Guide.