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Security Server

The security server is a new operating system component that provides security policy decisions to the object managers, permitting the object managers to remain independent of the specific security policy that is used. This section describes the set of interfaces provided by the security server for kernel object managers and the set of system calls provided by the security server for security-aware applications. This section then describes the policy configuration language and the implementation of the current Linux security server prototype.