security_load_policy(3)   SELinux API documentation  security_load_policy(3)

NAME         top

       security_load_policy - load a new SELinux policy

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <selinux/selinux.h>

       int security_load_policy(void *data, size_t len);

       int selinux_mkload_policy(int preservebools);

       int selinux_init_load_policy(int *enforce);

DESCRIPTION         top

       security_load_policy() loads a new policy, returns 0 for success and
       -1 for error.

       selinux_mkload_policy() makes a policy image and loads it. This
       function provides a higher level interface for loading policy than
       security_load_policy(), internally determining the right policy
       version, locating and opening the policy file, mapping it into
       memory, manipulating it as needed for current boolean settings and/or
       local definitions, and then calling security_load_policy to load it.
       preservebools is a boolean flag indicating whether current policy
       boolean values should be preserved into the new policy (if 1) or
       reset to the saved policy settings (if 0). The former case is the
       default for policy reloads, while the latter case is an option for
       policy reloads but is primarily used for the initial policy load.
       selinux_init_load_policy() performs the initial policy load. This
       function determines the desired enforcing mode, sets the enforce
       argument accordingly for the caller to use, sets the SELinux kernel
       enforcing status to match it, and loads the policy. It also
       internally handles the initial selinuxfs mount required to perform
       these actions.

       It should also be noted that after the initial policy load, the
       SELinux kernel code cannot anymore be disabled and the selinuxfs
       cannot be unmounted using a call to security_disable(3).  Therefore,
       after the initial policy load, the only operational changes are those
       permitted by security_setenforce(3) (i.e. eventually setting the
       framework in permissive mode rather than in enforcing one).

RETURN VALUE         top

       Returns zero on success or -1 on error.

AUTHOR         top

       This manual page has been written by Guido Trentalancia

SEE ALSO         top

       selinux(8), security_disable(3), setenforce(8)

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