getseuserbyname(3) SELinux API documentation getseuserbyname(3)

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

SYNOPSIS #include <selinux/selinux.h>

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

DESCRIPTION getseuserbyname retrieves the SELinux username and security level asso- ciated 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) 29 September 2005 getseuserbyname(3)