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securetty_types - The SELinux secure tty type configuration file

securetty_types(5) SELinux configuration securetty_types(5)

NAME

securetty_types - The SELinux secure tty type configuration file

DESCRIPTION

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

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

# ./contexts/securetty_types
 
sysadm_tty_device_t
 
user_tty_device_t
 
staff_tty_device_t

SEE ALSO

selinux(8), selinux_securetty_types_path(3), newrole(1), selinux_check_securetty_context(3), selinux_config(5)
28-Nov-2011 Security Enhanced Linux