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AN57: Implementing AIX Security Features

DURATION: 5 days

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This course is designed to help you implement a security policy in an AIX environment. AIX 6.1 features are covered.


This course is intended for persons who:
• Want to learn what the security mechanisms are in an AIX system
• Will plan, implement, or distribute a security policy in AIX

The audience for this training includes:
• AIX technical support individuals
• System administrators
• System architects


Students should have basic AIX administration experience. The AIX prerequisite may be met by attending one of the two following classes or having equivalent AIX skills:
• AN10 AIX Basics
• AN14 Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals
• To use PowerSC, a knowledge of VIO LPARs is required. This prerequisite could be met by attending the following class or having equivalent skills.
– AN30 Power Systems for AIX – Virtualization I: Implementing Virtualization


On completion of this course, you should be able to:
• Describe security threats to a computer system
• List the AIX commands and components that can meet both the base system and network security threats, including how to configure IPSEC and LDAP
• Configure, distribute, and monitor a security policy and check sox-cobit compliance using AIX Security Expert and LDAP with Active Directory
• Configure the role-based access control (RBAC) feature (AIX 6.1)
• Implement encrypted file systems (AIX 6.1)
• Implement the Trusted Execution feature (AIX 6.1)
• Implement trusted services using the PowerSC IBM product (AIX 6.1 TL6)
• Implement the AIX install time options of Secure by Default and Trusted AIX (AIX 6.1)