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apparmor_status - display various information about the current AppArmor policy.


apparmor_status [option]


apparmor_status will report various aspects of the current state of AppArmor confinement. By default, it displays the same information as if the --verbose argument were given. A sample of what this looks like is:

apparmor module is loaded.
110 profiles are loaded.
102 profiles are in enforce mode.
8 profiles are in complain mode.
Out of 129 processes running:
13 processes have profiles defined.
8 processes have profiles in enforce mode. 5 processes have profiles in complain mode.

Other argument options are provided to report individual aspects, to support being used in scripts.


apparmor_status accepts only one argument at a time out of:

returns error code if AppArmor is not enabled.

displays the number of loaded AppArmor policies.

displays the number of loaded enforcing AppArmor policies.

displays the number of loaded non-enforcing AppArmor policies.

displays multiple data points about loaded AppArmor policy set (the default action if no arguments are given).

displays a short usage statement.


apparmor_status must be run as root to read the state of the loaded policy from the apparmor module. It uses the /proc filesystem to determine which processes are confined and so is susceptible to race conditions.

Upon exiting, apparmor_status will set its return value to the following values:

if apparmor is enabled and policy is loaded.

if apparmor is not enabled/loaded.

if apparmor is enabled but no policy is loaded.

if the apparmor control files aren’t available under /sys/kernel/security/.

if the user running the script doesn’t have enough privileges to read the apparmor control files.

If you find any additional bugs, please report them to bugzilla at <http://bugzilla.novell.com>.

See Also

apparmor(7) , apparmor.d(5) , and

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