getkeycreatecon(3) — Linux manual page


getkeycreatecon(3)      SELinux API documentation     getkeycreatecon(3)

NAME         top

       getkeycreatecon, setkeycreatecon - get or set the SELinux
       security context used for creating a new kernel keyrings

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <selinux/selinux.h>

       int getkeycreatecon(char **con);

       int getkeycreatecon_raw(char **con);

       int setkeycreatecon(char *context);

       int setkeycreatecon_raw(char *context);

DESCRIPTION         top

       getkeycreatecon() retrieves the context used for creating a new
       kernel keyring.  This returned context should be freed with
       freecon(3) if non-NULL.  getkeycreatecon() sets *con to NULL if
       no keycreate context has been explicitly set by the program (i.e.
       using the default policy behavior).

       setkeycreatecon() sets the context used for creating a new kernel
       keyring.  NULL can be passed to setkeycreatecon() to reset to the
       default policy behavior.  The keycreate context is automatically
       reset after the next execve(2), so a program doesn't need to
       explicitly sanitize it upon startup.

       setkeycreatecon() can be applied prior to library functions that
       internally perform an file creation, in order to set an file
       context on the objects.

       getkeycreatecon_raw() and setkeycreatecon_raw() behave
       identically to their non-raw counterparts but do not perform
       context translation.

       Note: Signal handlers that perform a setkeycreatecon() must take
       care to save, reset, and restore the keycreate context to avoid
       unexpected behavior.

       Note: Contexts are thread specific.

RETURN VALUE         top

       On error -1 is returned.  On success 0 is returned.

SEE ALSO         top

       selinux(8), freecon(3), getcon(3), getexeccon(3)

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