avc_context_to_sid

Section: SELinux API documentation (3)
Updated: 27 May 2004
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NAME

avc_context_to_sid, avc_sid_to_context, avc_get_initial_sid - obtain and manipulate SELinux security ID's  

SYNOPSIS

#include <selinux/selinux.h>
#include <selinux/avc.h>

int avc_context_to_sid(char *ctx, security_id_t *sid);

int avc_sid_to_context(security_id_t sid, char **ctx);

int avc_get_initial_sid(const char *name, security_id_t *sid);  

DESCRIPTION

Security ID's (SID's) are opaque representations of security contexts, managed by the userspace AVC.

avc_context_to_sid() returns a SID for the given context in the memory referenced by sid.

avc_sid_to_context() returns a copy of the context represented by sid in the memory referenced by ctx. The user must free the copy with freecon(3).

avc_get_initial_sid() returns a SID for the kernel initial security identifier specified by name.  

RETURN VALUE

avc_context_to_sid() and avc_sid_to_context() return zero on success. On error, -1 is returned and errno is set appropriately.  

ERRORS

ENOMEM
An attempt to allocate memory failed.
 

NOTES

As of libselinux version 2.0.86, SID's are no longer reference counted. A SID will be valid from the time it is first obtained until the next call to avc_destroy(3). The sidget(3) and sidput(3) functions, formerly used to adjust the reference count, are no-ops and are deprecated.  

AUTHOR

Eamon Walsh <ewalsh@tycho.nsa.gov>  

SEE ALSO

avc_init(3), avc_has_perm(3), avc_cache_stats(3), avc_add_callback(3), getcon(3), freecon(3), selinux(8)


 

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