apparmor_parser is used to import new apparmor.d(5) profiles
into the Linux kernel. The profiles restrict the operations available
to processes by executable name.
The profiles are loaded into the Linux kernel by the apparmor_parser
program, which takes its input from standard input. The input supplied to
apparmor_parser should be in the format described in apparmor.d(5).
Insert the AppArmor definitions given into the kernel. This is the default
action. This gives an error message if a AppArmor definition by the same
name already exists in the kernel, or if the parser doesn't understand
its input. It reports when an addition succeeded.
This flag is required if an AppArmor definition by the same name already
exists in the kernel; used to replace the definition already
in the kernel with the definition given on standard input.
This flag is used to remove an AppArmor definition already in the kernel.
Note that it still requires a complete AppArmor definition as described
in apparmor.d(5) even though the contents of the definition aren't
For the profile to load in complain mode.
Load a binary (cached) profile, as produced with the -S option.
Produce a list of policies from a given set of profiles (implies -K).
Writes a binary (cached) profile to stdout (implies -K and -T).
-o file, --ofile file
Writes a binary (cached) profile to the specified file (implies -K and -T)
-b n, --base n
Set the base directory for resolving #include directives
defined as relative paths.
-I n, --Include n
Add element n to the search path when resolving #include directives
defined as an absolute paths.
-f n, --subdomainfs n
Set the location of the apparmor security filesystem (default is
-m n, --match-string n
Only use match features ``n''.
-n n, --namespace-string n
Force a profile to load in the namespace ``n''.
In the case of profiles that are loading on systems were READ_IMPLIES_EXEC
is set in the kernel for a given process, load the profile so that any ``r''
flags are processed as ``mr''.
Report the cache processing (hit/miss details) when loading or saving
Perform no caching at all: disables -W, implies -T.
By default, if a profile's cache is found in /etc/apparmor.d/cache/ and
the timestamp is newer than the profile, it will be loaded from the cache.
This option disables this cache loading behavior.
Write out cached profiles to /etc/apparmor.d/cache/. Off by default.
In cases where abstractions have been changed, and the parser is running
with ``--replace'', it may make sense to also use ``--skip-read-cache'' with
the ``--write-cache'' option.
Perform all actions except the actual loading of a profile into the kernel.
This is useful for testing profile generation, caching, etc, without making
changes to the running kernel profiles.
Do not report on the profiles as they are loaded, and not show warnings.
Report on the profiles as they are loaded, and show warnings.
Print the version number and exit.
Dump the input profile to stdout out applying preprocessing flattening
includes into the output profile.
Given once, only checks the profiles to ensure syntactic correctness.
Given twice, dumps its interpretation of the profile for checking.
-D n, --dump=n
Debug flag for dumping various structures and passes of policy compilation.
A single dump flag can be specified per --dump option, but the dump flag
can be passed multiple times. Note progress flags tend to also imply
the matching stats flag.
Use --help=dump to see a full list of which dump flags are supported
-O n, --optimize=n
Set the optimization flags used by policy compilation. A sinlge optimization
flag can be toggled per -O option, but the optimize flag can be passed
multiple times. Turning off some phases of the optimization can make
it so that policy can't complete compilation due to size constraints
(it is entirely possible to create a dfa with millions of states that will
take days or longer to compile).
Note: The parser is set to use a balanced default set of flags, that
will result in resonable compression but not take excessive amounts
of time to complete.
Use --help=optimize to see a full list of which optimization flags are