I have a couple of question regarding Solaris 11...

First off, as far as I can tell, Solaris has dropped the auth solaris.grant in Solaris 11... Why was it removed? Is it no longer needed? Did it get a new name? Is there alternatives - eg. using several other auths to gain the same result? Can it be reintroduced by editing a file like /etc/security/auths_attr (or what it's called, the file that lists auths)?

Second, how exactly does a user with the authority to grant or delegate rights (profiles, roles, auths) to other users? Which commands are involved? Can rights be granted both permanently and transiently?

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The .grant authorization has evolved in two finer grained ones, .assign which is unrestricted and .delegate with which you can only delegate profiles already assigned to you.

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