semanage-permissive(8) — Linux manual page


semanage-permissive(8)                            semanage-permissive(8)

NAME         top

       semanage-permissive - SELinux Policy Management permissive
       mapping tool

SYNOPSIS         top

       semanage permissive [-h] [-n] [-N] [-S STORE] (--add TYPE |
       --delete TYPE | --deleteall | --extract | --list)

DESCRIPTION         top

       semanage is used to configure certain elements of SELinux policy
       without requiring modification to or recompilation from policy
       sources.  semanage permissive adds or removes a SELinux Policy
       permissive module. Please note that this command can make any
       domain permissive, but can only remove the permissive property
       from domains where it was added by semanage permissive ("semanage
       permissive -d" can only be used on types listed as "Customized
       Permissive Types" by "semanage permissive -l").

OPTIONS         top

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

       -a, --add
              Add a record of the specified object type

       -d, --delete
              Delete a record of the specified object type

       -D, --deleteall
              Remove all local customizations of permissive domains

       -l, --list
              List records of the specified object type

       -E, --extract
              Extract customizable commands, for use within a

       -n, --noheading
              Do not print heading when listing the specified object

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

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

EXAMPLE         top

       List all permissive domains ("Builtin Permissive Types" where set by the system policy, or a custom policy module)
       # semanage permissive -l
       Make httpd_t (Web Server) a permissive domain
       # semanage permissive -a httpd_t

SEE ALSO         top

       selinux(8), semanage(8)

AUTHOR         top

       This man page was written by Daniel Walsh <>

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