Managing SELinux Policies in Enterprise Linux

You want to be able to keep your system secure with SELinux but things just don't work! If this is you then this course will help find your solution. Guiding you through how and why SELinux works you'll learn how to tame this valuable security asset.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 30, 2019
Duration
2h 59m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Protecting Your Systems with SELinux
Working with SELinux Modes
Controlling User Access with SELinux Users
Working with SELinux Type Enforcement Rules
Making Security Simple with Booleans
Fault Finding SELinux Issues
Writing Custom SELinux Modules
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 30, 2019
Duration
2h 59m
Description

Too many times you hear the phrase "disable SELinux", well not anymore. By helping you understand SELinux the need for this will stop. In this course, Managing SELinux Policies in Enterprise Linux, you’ll gain the ability to keep your system secure with SELinux and run services in non-standard configurations. First, you’ll explore the advantages of restricting user access with SELinux. Next, you’ll discover the details of Type Enforcement rules. Finally, you’ll learn how to write and compile your own SELinux modules. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of SELinux needed to maintain your server estate without the vulnerability of discarding SELinux security.

About the author
About the author

Andrew is a committed evangelist of the Linux Operating System and the concept of community and freedom that it provides. He has worked as a technical trainer since 1995 and has taught throughout the world, including Australia, the US, Germany and Eastern Europe. Andrew started teaching Linux in 2004 when Novell acquired SUSE and has been a long time supporter of Novell and provides SYSOP support the the Certifed Novell Instructor community on Linux. Andrew founded theurbanpenguin and has been submitting video training material to his YouTube channel since 2009 and currently has over 8,500 subscribers and 1.6 Million views. Andrew has had two publications with Packt: Citrix Access Gateway VPX Essentials (2012) and Citrix XenApp (2013).

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Andrew Mallett, and welcome to my course, Managing SELinux Policies in Enterprise Linux. Now I work as a Linux trainer and consultant at my own company within the UK, The Urban Penguin. This course is designed to give you the skills needed in deploying SELinux policies in Red Hat Enterprise Linux keeping your system secure and avoiding the need to disable SELinux. This course will help you understand the what and the why of SELinux, especially focusing on the need to secure your system from potential cyber threats. Some of the major topics that we cover include implementing SELinux user security, understanding a type enforcement rules, and writing our own custom SELinux modules. By the end of this course, you will be able to deploy customized services such as the Apache Web Server, which we secure with SELinux and fully appreciate how to operate SELinux effectively. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with Linux Server management and be able to install RHEL-based Linux systems. I do hope you'll join me on this journey learning with full insight of how you can keep your system secure with SELinux.