semanage(8)                                                        semanage(8)

       semanage - SELinux Policy Management tool

                       ...  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

       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.

       -h, --help
              List help information

       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),

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

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