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6.3. Confining Existing Linux Users: semanage login

If a Linux user is mapped to the SELinux unconfined_u user (the default behavior), and you would like to change which SELinux user they are mapped to, use the semanage login command. The following example creates a new Linux user named newuser, then maps that Linux user to the SELinux user_u user:
  1. As the Linux root user, run the /usr/sbin/useradd newuser command to create a new Linux user (newuser). Since this user uses the default mapping, it does not appear in the /usr/sbin/semanage login -l output:
    # /usr/sbin/semanage login -l
    
    Login Name                SELinux User              MLS/MCS Range
    
    __default__               unconfined_u              s0-s0:c0.c1023
    root                      unconfined_u              s0-s0:c0.c1023
    system_u                  system_u                  s0-s0:c0.c1023
    
  2. To map the Linux newuser user to the SELinux user_u user, run the following command as the Linux root user:
    /usr/sbin/semanage login -a -s user_u newuser
    The -a option adds a new record, and the -s option specifies the SELinux user to map a Linux user to. The last argument, newuser, is the Linux user you want mapped to the specified SELinux user.
  3. To view the mapping between the Linux newuser user and user_u, run the semanage login -l command as the Linux root user:
    # /usr/sbin/semanage login -l
    
    Login Name                SELinux User              MLS/MCS Range
    
    __default__               unconfined_u              s0-s0:c0.c1023
    newuser                   user_u                    s0
    root                      unconfined_u              s0-s0:c0.c1023
    system_u                  system_u                  s0-s0:c0.c1023
    
  4. As the Linux root user, run the passwd newuser command to assign a password to the Linux newuser user:
    # passwd newuser
    Changing password for user newuser.
    New UNIX password: 
    Enter a password
    
    Retype new UNIX password: 
    Enter the same password again
     
    passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
    
  5. Log out of your current session, and log in as the Linux newuser user. Run the id -Z command to view the newuser's SELinux context:
    [[email protected] ~]$ id -Z
    user_u:user_r:user_t:s0
    
  6. Log out of the Linux newuser's session, and log back in with your account. If you do not want the Linux newuser user, run the userdel -r newuser command as the Linux root user to remove it, along with its home directory. Also, the mapping between the Linux newuser user and user_u is removed:
    # /usr/sbin/userdel -r newuser
    # /usr/sbin/semanage login -l
    
    Login Name                SELinux User              MLS/MCS Range
    
    __default__               unconfined_u              s0-s0:c0.c1023
    root                      unconfined_u              s0-s0:c0.c1023
    system_u                  system_u                  s0-s0:c0.c1023
    

 
 
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