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selinux – Change policy and state of SELinux

Synopsis

  • Configures the SELinux mode and policy. A reboot may be required after usage. Ansible will not issue this reboot but will let you know when it is required.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • libselinux-python

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
conf
-
Default:
/etc/selinux/config
path to the SELinux configuration file, if non-standard

aliases: configfile, file
policy
-
name of the SELinux policy to use (example: targeted) will be required if state is not disabled
state
- / required
    Choices:
  • enforcing
  • permissive
  • disabled
The SELinux mode

Notes

Note

  • Not tested on any debian based system

Examples

# Enable SELinux
- selinux:
    policy: targeted
    state: enforcing

# Put SELinux in permissive mode, logging actions that would be blocked.
- selinux:
    policy: targeted
    state: permissive

# Disable SELinux
- selinux:
    state: disabled

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
configfile
string
always
Path to SELinux configuration file

Sample:
/etc/selinux/config
msg
string
always
Messages that describe changes that were made

Sample:
Config SELinux state changed from 'disabled' to 'permissive'
policy
string
always
Name of the SELinux policy

Sample:
targeted
reboot_required
boolean
always
Whether or not an reboot is required for the changes to take effect

Sample:
True
state
string
always
SELinux mode

Sample:
enforcing


Status

Red Hat Support

More information about Red Hat’s support of this module is available from this Red Hat Knowledge Base article.

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