NAME | DESCRIPTION | FILE FORMAT | EXAMPLE | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

failsafe_context(5)         SELinux configuration        failsafe_context(5)

NAME         top

       failsafe_context - The SELinux fail safe context configuration file

DESCRIPTION         top

       The failsafe_context file allows SELinux-aware applications such as
       PAM(8) to obtain a known valid login context for an administrator if
       no valid default entries can be found elsewhere.

       selinux_failsafe_context_path(3) will return the active policy path
       to this file. The default failsafe context file is:
              /etc/selinux/{SELINUXTYPE}/contexts/failsafe_context

       Where {SELINUXTYPE} is the entry from the selinux configuration file
       config (see selinux_config(5)).

       The following functions read this file from the active policy path if
       they cannot obtain a default context:
              get_default_context(3)
              get_ordered_context_list(3)
              get_ordered_context_list_with_level(3)
              get_default_context_with_level(3)
              get_default_context_with_role(3)
              get_default_context_with_rolelevel(3)
              query_user_context(3)
              manual_user_enter_context(3)

FILE FORMAT         top

       The file consists of a single line entry as follows:
              role:type[:range]

       Where:
              role type range
                     A role, type and optional range (for MCS/MLS),
                     separated by colons (:) to form a valid login process
                     context for an administrator to access the system.

EXAMPLE         top

       # ./contexts/failsafe_context
       unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0

SEE ALSO         top

       selinux(8), selinux_failsafe_context_path(3), PAM(8),
       selinux_default_type_path(3), get_default_context(3),
       get_ordered_context_list(3), get_ordered_context_list_with_level(3),
       get_default_context_with_level(3), get_default_context_with_role(3),
       get_default_context_with_rolelevel(3), query_user_context(3),
       manual_user_enter_context(3), selinux_config(5)

COLOPHON         top

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       libraries and tools) project.  Information about the project can be
       found at ⟨https://github.com/SELinuxProject/selinux/wiki⟩.  If you
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Security Enhanced Linux          28-Nov-2011             failsafe_context(5)