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The SELinux fail safe context configuration file.

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28-Nov-2011
failsafe_context(5)                   SELinux configuration                   failsafe_context(5)

NAME failsafe_context - The SELinux fail safe context configuration file
DESCRIPTION The failsafe_context file allows SELinux-aware applications such as PAM(8) to obtain a known valid login context for an administrator if no valid default entries can be found elsewhere. selinux_failsafe_context_path(3) will return the active policy path to this file. The default failsafe context file is: /etc/selinux/{SELINUXTYPE}/contexts/failsafe_context Where {SELINUXTYPE} is the entry from the selinux configuration file config (see selinux_config(5)). The following functions read this file from the active policy path if they cannot obtain a default context: get_default_context(3) get_ordered_context_list(3) get_ordered_context_list_with_level(3) get_default_context_with_level(3) get_default_context_with_role(3) get_default_context_with_rolelevel(3) query_user_context(3) manual_user_enter_context(3)
FILE FORMAT The file consists of a single line entry as follows: role:type[:range] Where: role type range A role, type and optional range (for MCS/MLS), separated by colons (:) to form a valid login process context for an administrator to access the sys‐ tem.
EXAMPLE # ./contexts/failsafe_context unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0
SEE ALSO selinux(8), selinux_failsafe_context_path(3), PAM(8), selinux_default_type_path(3), get_default_context(3), get_ordered_context_list(3), get_ordered_context_list_with_level(3), get_default_context_with_level(3), get_default_context_with_role(3), get_default_context_with_rolelevel(3), query_user_context(3), manual_user_enter_context(3), selinux_config(5)
Security Enhanced Linux 28-Nov-2011 failsafe_context(5)
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refer to get_ordered_context_list(3) | selinux(8) | selinux_binary_policy_path(3) | selinux_config(5)