Usermode request: add patch enabling group membership to control auth user

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Fri Apr 16 00:56:41 UTC 2004

On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 05:28:46PM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > <>
> > Any comments/suggestions are very welcome.
> SELinux roles! :)

I admit, I have not fully grokked how usermode works with SELinux. If
you (or anyone, I'm not picky) could give me a five-second summary, that'd
be great. :) I posted something to the Fedora SELinux list last month, and
got an underwhelming amount of replies. (Um, none, really, except from
someone who'd been working on an alternate way of doing exactly what my
patch does.)

Anyway, my patch doesn't necessarily touch any of that -- it's dealing more
with the simple issue of who needs to authenticate as whom, and doesn't much
care how that actual authentication happens or what it results in.

Matthew Miller           mattdm at        <>
Boston University Linux      ------>                <>

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