getseuserbyname(3) — Linux manual page


getseuserbyname(3)      SELinux API documentation     getseuserbyname(3)

NAME         top

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

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <selinux/selinux.h>

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

DESCRIPTION         top

       getseuserbyname() retrieves the SELinux username and security
       level associated 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(3) and

       The returned SELinux username and level should be freed by the
       caller using free.

RETURN VALUE         top

       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         top


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Pages that refer to this page: get_ordered_context_list(3)selinux_config(5)seusers(5)