getseuserbyname(3) — Linux manual page


getseuserbyname(3)        SELinux API documentation       getseuserbyname(3)

NAME         top

       getseuserbyname  -  get  SELinux username and level for a given Linux

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <selinux/selinux.h>

       int getseuserbyname(const char *linuxuser, char **selinuxuser, char

DESCRIPTION         top

       getseuserbyname() retrieves the SELinux username and security level
       associated with a given Linux username.  The SELinux username and
       security level can then be passed to other libselinux functions such
       as get_ordered_context_list_with_level(3) and

       The returned SELinux username and level should be freed by the caller
       using free.

RETURN VALUE         top

       On success, 0 is returned.  On failure, -1 is returned and errno is
       set appropriately.

       The errors documented for the stat(2) system call are also applicable

SEE ALSO         top


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