semanage-dontaudit(8) — Linux manual page


semanage-dontaudit(8)                              semanage-dontaudit(8)

NAME         top

       semanage-dontaudit - SELinux Policy Management dontaudit tool

SYNOPSIS         top

       semanage dontaudit [-h] [-S STORE] [-N] {on,off}

DESCRIPTION         top

       semanage is used to configure certain elements of SELinux policy
       without requiring modification to or recompilation from policy
       sources.  semanage dontaudit toggles whether or not dontaudit
       rules will be in the policy. Policy writers use dontaudit rules
       to cause confined applications to use alternative paths.
       Dontaudit rules are denied but not reported in the logs.
       Sometimes dontaudit rules can cause bugs in applications but
       policy writers will not realize it since the AVC is not audited.
       Turn off dontaudit rules with this command to see if the kernel
       is blocking an access.

OPTIONS         top

       -h, --help
              Show this help message and exit

       -S STORE, --store STORE
              Select an alternate SELinux Policy Store to manage

       -N, --noreload
              Do not reload the policy after commit

EXAMPLE         top

       Turn off dontaudit rules
       # semanage dontaudit off

SEE ALSO         top

       selinux(8), semanage(8)

AUTHOR         top

       This man page was written by Daniel Walsh <>

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