Privilege Management for Unix and Linux Variables

Privilege Management for Unix and Linux uses its own set of predefined variables to store information. These can be broken down into the following general categories:

  • Task information variables
  • Command line parsing variables
  • Logging variables
  • System variables
  • Host identification variables
  • X11 session capture variables

The Privilege Management for Unix and Linux variables are a valuable resource to security administrators because some of them can be queried from within security policy files. The information in Privilege Management for Unix and Linux variables can play a critical role in determining whether a specific request should be accepted or rejected. Privilege Management for Unix and Linux variables can also be used to set run time properties for a task request.