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NAME

getseuserbyname - get SELinux username and level for a given Linux username

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

#include <selinux/selinux.h>

int getseuserbyname(const char *linuxuser, char **selinuxuser, char **level);

DESCRIPTION

getseuserbyname retrieves the SELinux username and security level associated with a given Linux username. The SELinux username and security level can then be passed to other libselinux functions such as get_ordered_context_list_with_level and get_default_context_with_level.

The returned SELinux username and level should be freed by the caller using free.

RETURN VALUE

On success, 0 is returned. On failure, -1 is returned and errno is set appropriately.

The errors documented for the stat(2) system call are also applicable here.

SEE ALSO

selinux(8)


dwalsh@redhat.com getseuserbyname (3) 29 September 2005
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