HP OpenVMS Guide to System Security: OpenVMS Version 8.4 > Part III Security for the System Administrator

Chapter 7 Managing System Access

This chapter explains how you give users access to a system by assigning user accounts and passwords. Descriptions are based on the security needs of a commercial installation with average security needs, where accounts require protection. Descriptions of above-average security needs are also noted. See the“Controlling Access to System Data and Resources” for information on controlling access to system data and resources. See “Managing the System and its Data” and “Security Auditing” for information on auditing user actions.

The Authorize utility (AUTHORIZE) is the primary tool for establishing accounts and passwords. See the HP OpenVMS System Management Utilities Reference Manual: A-L for a description of the utility.