PROFILES(1) User Commands PROFILES(1)

profiles - print execution profiles for a user

profiles [-l] [ user ]...

The profiles command prints on standard output the names of the execution profiles that have been assigned to you or to the optionally-specified user or role name. Profiles are a bundling mechanism used to enumerate the commands and authorizations needed to perform a specific function. Along with each listed executable are the process attributes, such as the effective user and group IDs, with which the process runs when started by a privileged command interpreter. The profile shells are pfcsh, pfksh, and pfexec. See the pfexec(1) man page. Profiles can contain other profiles defined in prof_attr(5).

Multiple profiles can be combined to construct the appropriate access control. When profiles are assigned, the authorizations are added to the existing set. If the same command appears in multiple profiles, the first occurrence, as determined by the ordering of the profiles, is used for process-attribute settings. For convenience, a wild card can be specified to match all commands.

When profiles are interpreted, the profile list is loaded from user_attr(5). If any default profile is defined in /etc/security/policy.conf (see policy.conf(5)), the list of default profiles are added to the list loaded from user_attr(5). Matching entries in prof_attr(5) provide the authorizations list, and matching entries in exec_attr(5) provide the commands list.

The following options are supported:


Lists the commands in each profile followed by the special process attributes such as user and group IDs.

Example 1 Sample Output

The output of the profiles command has the following form:

example% profiles tester01 tester02
tester01 : Audit Management, All Commands
tester02 : Device Management, All Commands

Example 2 Using the list Option

example% profiles -l tester01 tester02
tester01 :
    Audit Management:
      /usr/sbin/audit          euid=root
      /usr/sbin/auditconfig    euid=root    egid=sys
    All Commands:
tester02 :
    Device Management:
      /usr/bin/allocate:       euid=root
      /usr/bin/deallocate:     euid=root
    All Commands

The following exit values are returned:


Successful completion.


An error occurred.





auths(1), pfexec(1), roles(1), getprofattr(3SECDB), exec_attr(5), policy.conf(5), prof_attr(5), user_attr(5), attributes(7)
January 7, 2018 OmniOS