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       mcs - Multi-Category System


       MCS  (Multiple  Category  System)  allows  users  to  label  files  on their system within
       administrator defined categories.  It  then  uses  SELinux  Mandatory  Access  Control  to
       protect those files.   MCS is a discretionary model to allow users to mark their data with
       additional tags that further restrict access.  The only mandatory  aspect  is  authorizing
       users  for  categories  by defining their clearance in policy.  However, MCS is similar to
       MLS and exercises the same code paths and share the  same  support  infrastructure.   They
       just differ in their specific configuration.

       The  /etc/selinux/{SELINUXTYPE}/setrans.conf  configuration  file translates the labels on
       disk to human readable form.   Administrators can define any  labels  they  want  in  this
       file.   Certain  applications like printing and auditing will use these labels to identify
       the files.  By setting a category on a file you will prevent  other  applications/services
       from having access to the files.

       Examples of file labels would be PatientRecord, CompanyConfidential etc.


       selinux(8), chcon(1)