|POSIX1E(3)||FreeBSD Library Functions Manual||POSIX1E(3)|
NAMEposix1e — introduction to the POSIX.1e security API
LIBRARYStandard C Library (libc, -lc)
DESCRIPTIONPOSIX.1e describes five security extensions to the POSIX.1 API: Access Control Lists (ACLs), Auditing, Capabilities, Mandatory Access Control, and Information Flow Labels. While IEEE POSIX.1e D17 specification has not been standardized, several of its interfaces are widely used.
FreeBSD implements a POSIX.1e-like mandatory access control interface, described in mac(3), although with a number of extensions and important semantic differences.
FreeBSD does not implement the POSIX.1e audit, privilege (capability), or information flow label APIs. However, FreeBSD does implement the libbsm audit API. It also provides capsicum(4), a lightweight OS capability and sandbox framework implementing a hybrid capability system model.
ENVIRONMENTPOSIX.1e assigns security attributes to all objects, extending the security functionality described in POSIX.1. These additional attributes store fine-grained discretionary access control information and mandatory access control labels; for files, they are stored in extended attributes, described in extattr(3).
POSIX.2c describes a set of userland utilities for manipulating these attributes, including getfacl(1) and setfacl(1) for access control lists, and getfmac(8) and setfmac(8) for mandatory access control labels.
SEE ALSOgetfacl(1), setfacl(1), extattr(2), acl(3), extattr(3), libcapsicum(3), libbsm(3), mac(3), capsicum(4), ffs(7), getfmac(8), setfmac(8), tunefs(8), acl(9), extattr(9), mac(9)
STANDARDSPOSIX.1e is described in IEEE POSIX.1e draft 17.
HISTORYPOSIX.1e support was introduced in FreeBSD 4.0; most features were available as of FreeBSD 5.0.
|April 15, 2014||FreeBSD|