Policy Module

A policy module will define your application rules and it is easy to install and uninstall.

It contains three files :

  • Type Enforcement (.te)

  • File Context (.fc)

  • Interfaces (.if)

Type Enforcement files

Type enforcement files contains the rules to confine your application

File Context files

File contexts files define which label to give to each file

Interface files

Interface files contain interfaces to says how they interact with the modules


To compile a SELinux module, we place our different files in a folder.

make -f /usr/share/selinux/devel/Makefile -C /usr/share/sec-lsm-manager/selinux-rules demo-app.pp

Install / Uninstall

To install the newly created SELinux module, use the following command :

semodule -i demo-app.pp

And to remove it :

semodule -r demo-app.pp


Vermeulen, S. (2015). Selinux Cookbook. Packt Publishing.