semanage(8) — Linux manual page


semanage(8)                                                      semanage(8)

NAME         top

       semanage - SELinux Policy Management tool

SYNOPSIS         top

                       ...  positional arguments:

       import Import local customizations

       export Output local customizations

       login Manage login mappings between linux users and SELinux confined

       user Manage SELinux confined users (Roles and levels for an SELinux

       port Manage network port type definitions

       interface Manage network interface type definitions

       module Manage SELinux policy modules

       node Manage network node type definitions

       fcontext Manage file context mapping definitions

       boolean Manage booleans to selectively enable functionality

       permissive Manage process type enforcement mode

       dontaudit Disable/Enable dontaudit rules in policy

       ibpkey Manage infiniband pkey type definitions

       ibendport Manage infiniband end port type definitions

DESCRIPTION         top

       semanage is used to configure certain elements of SELinux policy
       without requiring modification to or recompilation from policy
       sources.  This includes the mapping from Linux usernames to SELinux
       user identities (which controls the initial security context assigned
       to Linux users when they login and bounds their authorized role set)
       as well as security context mappings for various kinds of objects,
       such as network ports, interfaces, infiniband pkeys and endports, and
       nodes (hosts) as well as the file context mapping. Note that the
       semanage login command deals with the mapping from Linux usernames
       (logins) to SELinux user identities, while the semanage user command
       deals with the mapping from SELinux user identities to authorized
       role sets.  In most cases, only the former mapping needs to be
       adjusted by the administrator; the latter is principally defined by
       the base policy and usually does not require modification.

OPTIONS         top

       -h, --help
              List help information

SEE ALSO         top

       selinux(8), semanage-boolean(8), semanage-dontaudit(8),
       semanage-export(8), semanage-fcontext(8), semanage-import(8),
       semanage-interface(8), semanage-login(8), semanage-module(8),
       semanage-node(8), semanage-permissive(8), semanage-port(8),
       semanage-user(8) semanage-ibkey(8), semanage-ibendport(8),

AUTHOR         top

       This man page was written by Daniel Walsh <>
       and Russell Coker <>.
       Examples by Thomas Bleher <>.  usage: semanage

COLOPHON         top

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