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Solaris™ 10 Security Essentials by Sun Microsystems Security Engineers

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7Solaris Cryptographic Framework

The Solaris Cryptographic Framework provides cryptographic services to users and applications through commands, a user-level programming interface, a kernel programming interface, and user-level and kernel-level frameworks. The cryptographic framework provides these services to applications and kernel modules in a manner that is seamless to the end user and brings direct cryptographic services, such as file encryption and decryption, to the end user.

The user-level framework is responsible for providing cryptographic services to consumer applications and the end user commands. The kernel-level framework provides cryptographic services to kernel modules and device drivers. Both frameworks give developers and ...

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