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Welcome to the SELinux Guide! This guide is intended for users who are not afraid of using a terminal, to edit files, who are power users, and are interested in making SELinux work for them but don't know where to start or what to do.

This guide explains:

  • What SELinux is and why it is important
  • Relabeling, changing the default behavior, and other basic SELinux settings
  • What tools you will need to make SELinux work for you
  • Common problems and solutions
  • How to lock users using the guest account
  • Customizing policies
  • Additional resources
  • SELinux and Samba
  • SELinux and creating home html directories
  • Contributing to SELinux
  • and much more....

About this Document

Volunteer contributors from the Fedora Documentation Project create this guide, and many others, for each release of Fedora. If you have questions or suggestions about the Fedora documentation, or if you would like to help document Fedora, please visit the Fedora Documentation Project web site:

This is a work in progress, improving it is what Fedora is all about. If there are problems with the document please email the lead writer so that fixes can be implemented.

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