devassign - Device assignment database file (Enhanced Security)
The system supports a single device assignment database that contains entries for login terminals and X terminals.
The format of the terminal control database file is identical to other system authentication database files and is described in the authcap(4) reference page. The following keyword identifiers are supported: The identifier in this field specifies a comma-separated list of aliases that refer to the same device defined by the entry. Use of this field avoids the need to replicate device assignment database entries for all device aliases. This field specifies the device that is described by the entry. Device types supported include: The device is assigned as a local login terminal device. The X windows display entry for handling graphics heads or X terminals. This field, if specified, contains a comma-separated list of user names that are permitted to use the device for login or the import and export of data. If the list is not present, all users are permitted to use the device. If the list is present, it is searched for a match by the login program to determine if the user is permitted to use the device.
The following example shows a device assignment database entry for
a terminal device with a list of allowed users:
The following example shows a device assignment database entry for an X terminal device: local\:0|local\:0.0:v_devs=local\:0,local\:0.0:v_type=xdisplay:chkent:
Specifies the pathname of the file.
Commands: cpio(1), login(1), tar(1)
Files: authcap(4), default(4) delim off