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9.2. Using the SELinux system role to apply SELinux settings on multiple systems

Follow the steps to prepare and apply an Ansible playbook with your verified SELinux settings.



  1. Enable the RHEL Ansible repository, for example:

    # subscription-manager repos --enable ansible-2-for-rhel-8-x86_64-rpms
  2. Install Ansible Engine:

    # yum install ansible
  3. Install RHEL system roles:

    # yum install rhel-system-roles
  4. Prepare your playbook. You can either start from the scratch or modify the example playbook installed as a part of the rhel-system-roles package:

    # cp /usr/share/doc/rhel-system-roles/selinux/example-selinux-playbook.yml my-selinux-playbook.yml
    # vi my-selinux-playbook.yml
  5. Change the content of the playbook to fit your scenario. For example, the following part ensures that the system installs and enables the selinux-local-1.pp SELinux module:

    - { path: "selinux-local-1.pp", priority: "400" }
  6. Save the changes, and exit the text editor.
  7. Run your playbook on the host1, host2, and host3 systems:

    # ansible-playbook -i host1,host2,host3 my-selinux-playbook.yml

Additional resources

  • For more information, install the rhel-system-roles package, and see the /usr/share/doc/rhel-system-roles/selinux/ and /usr/share/ansible/roles/rhel-system-roles.selinux/ directories.