securetty_types(5) — Linux manual page

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

securetty_types(5)        SELinux configuration       securetty_types(5)

NAME         top

       securetty_types - The SELinux secure tty type configuration file

DESCRIPTION         top

       The securetty_types file contains a list of types associated to
       secure tty type that are defined in the policy for use by
       SELinux-aware applications.

       selinux_securetty_types_path(3) will return the active policy
       path to this file. The default securetty types file is:
              /etc/selinux/{SELINUXTYPE}/contexts/securetty_types

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

       selinux_check_securetty_context(3) reads this file to determine
       if a context is for a secure tty defined in the active policy.

       SELinux-aware applications such as newrole(1) use this
       information to check the status of a tty.

FILE FORMAT         top

       Each line in the file consists of the following entry:

              type
                     One or more type entries that are defined in the
                     policy for secure tty devices.

EXAMPLE         top

       # ./contexts/securetty_types
       sysadm_tty_device_t
       user_tty_device_t
       staff_tty_device_t

SEE ALSO         top

       selinux(8), selinux_securetty_types_path(3), newrole(1),
       selinux_check_securetty_context(3), selinux_config(5)

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Security Enhanced Linux        28-Nov-2011            securetty_types(5)