Security-enhanced Linux for mere mortals

Room 4
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In the past, security-enhanced Linux (SELinux) had a reputation as being hard to configure and maintain. Often, Linux admins would turn it off. But SELinux is an important part of a broad security strategy. SELinux is now a foundational part of important technologies like Linux containers, and drives security and scalability in Platform-as-a- Service (PaaS) offerings like OpenShift.

Through the hard work of the SELinux Community, SELinux is now easier to manage than it ever was in the past.

In this session, you’ll learn the basics of SELinux, including how to:

* Configure SELinux.
* Analyze and correct SELinux errors.
* Set rules and create basic policies to allow applications to work on
SELinux-protected systems.

We’ll use real-world examples to demonstrate how to use SELinux.