semanage-permissive — SELinux Policy Management permissive mapping tool


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


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.


-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 transaction

-n, --noheading

Do not print heading when listing the specified object type

-N, --noreload

Do not reload the policy after commit

-S STORE, --store STORE

Select an alternate SELinux Policy Store to manage


List all permissive modules
# semanage permissive -l
Make httpd_t (Web Server) a permissive domain
# semanage permissive -a httpd_t

See Also

selinux(8), semanage(8)


This man page was written by Daniel Walsh <>

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