Privilege Manager for Unix

Access control that's securely managed

Define policies for root function access, as well as when and where this access is performed

Privilege Manager™ for Unix, a part of the Privileged Access Suite for Unix, enhances your access control through detailed, policy-based protections against potential abuse.

By stipulating which root user has access, as well as when and where, Privilege Manager controls access to your existing programs and any utility used for Unix administration. With Privilege Manager, there’s no worrying about users inadvertently (or maliciously) deleting or modifying your critical files, permissions or databases.

By enabling you to define your fine-grained security policies, delegate management and log all root user activities, Privilege Manager for Unix reduces security risks, bolsters IT productivity and provides your organization with a cost-effective solution for sustaining compliance.


  • Safe root partitioning - Partitioning system administration tasks doesn’t mean compromising security. Privilege Manager for Unix lets you define a detailed policy for when user requests should be accepted or rejected — ensuring that root users perform authorized actions.
  • Indelible audit trail - Records root user activities down to the keystroke level. This controlled environment creates a secure administration policy for your organization with an indelible audit trail.
  • Encryption, authentication and program controls - Encrypts network traffic, preventing unauthorized or destructive programs from being stored or executed on your Unix systems.
  • Central management of heterogeneous networks - Enjoy full functionality for your heterogeneous organization using a single management interface.
  • Robust multi-platform support - Privilege Manager for Unix supports just about any platform you could want, including IBM AIX, HP-UX, Sun, SuSE Linux, RedHat Linux, Tru64, SGI and more.


System Requirements:

Before installing Privilege Manager for UNIX 6.0, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:

Operating System

Supported Version


Red Hat®

Enterprise Linux 5 (Intel x86/x86 64, PowerPC 32/64 bit, IBM zSeries)
Enterprise Linux 6 (Intel x86/x86 64, PowerPC 32/64 bit, IBM zSeries)
Enterprise Linux 7 (Intel x86/x86 64)


CentOS 5, 6, and 7 (Intel x86/x86 64)


16,17, and 18 (Intel x86/x86 64)

SUSE® Linux

OpenSUSE 10 and 11 (Intel x86/x86 64)
Enterprise Desktop 10 and 11 (Intel x86/x86 64)
Enterprise Server 10 and 11 (Intel x86/x86 64, PowerPC 32/64 bit, IBM zSeries)


Debian GNU/Linux 6 (Intel x86/x86 64)
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10 (Intel x86/x86 64)

Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux 5, 6, and 7 (Intel x86/x86 64)

Oracle VM

Oracle VM 2


XenServer 5.6 and 6.0

VMware ESX Server

vSphere (ESX 4.0 and 4.1)


Sun® Solaris

8, 9, 10, 11 11/11, and 11.1 (SPARC 32/64 bit / Intel x86/x86 64)



11.11, 11.23, 11.31 (PA-RISC 32/64 bit)
11.22, 11.23, 11.31 (IA64 32/64 bit)



5.3, 6.1, and 7.1 (32/64 bit)


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