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security_get_boolean_names(3) SELinux API Documentation security_get_boolean_names(3)


security_load_booleans, security_set_boolean, security_commit_booleans, security_get_boolean_names, security_get_boolean_active, security_get_boolean_pending - routines for manipulating SELinux boolean values


#include <selinux/selinux.h>
int security_load_booleans(char *path);
int security_get_boolean_names(char ***names, int *len);
int security_get_boolean_pending(const char *name);
int security_get_boolean_active(const char *name);
int security_set_boolean(const char *name, int value);
int security_set_boolean_list(size_t boolcnt, SELboolean *boollist, int permanent);
int security_commit_booleans(void);


The SELinux policy can include conditional rules that are enabled or disabled based on the current values of a set of policy booleans. These policy booleans allow runtime modification of the security policy without having to load a new policy.
The SELinux API allows for a transaction based update. So you can set several boolean values and then commit them all at once.
security_load_booleans() loads policy boolean settings. Path may be NULL, in which case the booleans are loaded from the active policy boolean configuration file.
security_get_boolean_names() provides a list of boolean names, currently supported by the loaded policy.
security_get_boolean_pending() returns the pending value for boolean or -1 on failure.
security_get_boolean_active() returns the active value for boolean or -1 on failure.
security_set_boolean() sets the pending value for boolean
security_set_boolean_list() saves a list of booleans in a single transaction.
security_commit_booleans() commits all pending values for the booleans.


Where not otherwise stated, functions described in this manual page return zero on success or -1 on error.


This manual page was written by Dan Walsh <>.


selinux(8), getsebool(8), booleans(8), togglesebool(8)
15 November 2004