avc_context_to_sid(3) SELinux API documentation avc_context_to_sid(3)

NAME avc_context_to_sid, avc_sid_to_context, avc_get_initial_sid - obtain and manipulate SELinux security IDs.

SYNOPSIS #include <selinux/selinux.h>

#include <selinux/avc.h>

int avc_context_to_sid(security_context_t ctx, security_id_t *sid);

int avc_sid_to_context(security_id_t sid, security_context_t *ctx);

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

DESCRIPTION Security IDs (SIDs) 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 iden- tifier 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 and sidput 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)

27 May 2004 avc_context_to_sid(3)