How to Connect to a Solaris System using the Solaris Connector


  • SSH Server installed and configured on the Solaris system
  • By default only the Root User can be used for configuration and management, sudo will require additional configuration to operate on Solaris


Access Manager can be configured to a number of user directories the articles demonstrates how to use Access Manager to connect to a Solaris system using the Solaris Connector which is configured to work with most default Solaris installations.


Step 1: Create a Directory

From the directories page select 'Add new Connector' this should take you to the connector wizard as shown below. 


This will begin searching for AD and SSH systems select the Solaris connector from the list or select 'Configure Manually' making sure to select Solaris as the connection type.



Step 2: Configure the Connector

Set Connector Name

From the configuration page define a name for the connector, this name will be used for anyone wishing to log into this system when it is set as a primary.


Define Primary or Secondary State

Solaris can be used as either a Primary or Secondary Directory, if the Solaris database is one of you main office databases then you may need to set it as Primary, if the database is used to support other databases in the network then you will probably need to set it as a Secondary


Configure Connector Details

  • Hostname: Enter the hostname or IP address of the Solaris system that holds the database

  • Port: At present only SSH connections are supported to Unix based databases, set this to the port that SSH is using on the Solaris system (default : 22)

  • Root account details: The Root users details must be provided to establish the connection

  • Proxy server: if required

  • OS: Set the type of Solaris OS that your configuration uses, there are four options available:

    • solaris

    • solarisNIS

    • solarisKerberosNIS

    • Custom Script


  • In the Advanced tab you can make changes to sudo handling, the number of users that will be imported to Access Manager from the database, and the behaviour of the HOME directory for users.

  • In the Synchronization tab you can set how often the directory will check the database for changes to the configuration and update, by default this is set to 240 minutes (4 hours).

  • Once the settings are complete select Next.


Test the Connection

Access Manager will now test the connection to ensure it can access the database, if successful it will report back the number of users that will be imported with the current settings.


Select Close to be taken to the Final Summary, then select Finish to allow the new connector to be created.


Once the creation completes select Close again to be taken back to Access Manager with the new directory now in place.





Access Manager is now connected to your Solaris system, if the directory was configured as a Primary directory you end users will be able to log in to Access Manager with this system as the authenticating user directory. Alternatively if this was configured as a secondary connector than the administrators and/or end users will be able to link their primary account to accounts in this system.



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