semanage-login — SELinux Policy Management linux user to SELinux User mapping tool


semanage login [-h] [-n] [-N] [-S STORE] [ --add -s SEUSER -r RANGE LOGIN | --delete LOGIN | --deleteall | --extract | --list [-C] | --modify -s SEUSER -r RANGE LOGIN ]


semanage is used to configure certain elements of SELinux policy without requiring modification to or recompilation from policy sources.  semanage login controls the mapping between a Linux User and the SELinux User.  It can be used to turn  on confined users.  For example you could define that a particular user or group of users will login to a system as the user_u user.  Prefix the group name with a '%' sign to indicate a group name.


-h, --help

show this help message and exit

-n, --noheading

Do not print heading when listing the specified object type

-N, --noreload

Do not reload policy after commit

-C, --locallist

List local customizations

-S STORE, --store STORE

Select an alternate SELinux Policy Store to manage

-a, --add

Add a record of the specified object type

-d, --delete

Delete a record of the specified object type

-m, --modify

Modify a record of the specified object type

-l, --list

List records of the specified object type

-E, --extract

Extract customizable commands, for use within a transaction

-D, --deleteall

Remove all local customizations

-s SEUSER, --seuser SEUSER

SELinux user name

-r RANGE, --range RANGE

MLS/MCS Security Range (MLS/MCS Systems only) SELinux Range for SELinux login mapping defaults to the SELinux user record range. SELinux Range for SELinux user defaults to s0.


Modify the default user on the system to the guest_u user
# semanage login -m -s guest_u __default__
Assign gijoe user on an MLS machine  a range and to the staff_u user
# semanage login -a -s staff_u -rSystemLow-Secret gijoe
Assign all users in the engineering group to the staff_u user
# semanage login -a -s staff_u %engineering

See Also

selinux(8), semanage(8), semanage-user(8)


This man page was written by Daniel Walsh <>

Referenced By

semanage(8), semanage-user(8).