By default, Solaris uses Traditional DES to encrypt password hashes in the shadow file.
Is there a way to harden the security by changing this default behaviour and make it to be hashed using a stronger algorithm?
You can choose the algorithm used between one of these (older Solaris releases might not have all of them available):
To change the algorithms accepted for existing passwords and used for new ones, modify the
This is based on plugins so should you want custom encryption methods, you can install third party ones or develop your own.