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Change our SELinux context on RHEL from mongod_var_lib_t to mongod_dbpath_t

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    • Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Major - P3
    • Resolution: Incomplete
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    • Packaging
    • BUILD 1 04/03/15, BUILD 2 04/24/15, BUILD 3 05/15/15

    Description

      This is related to DOCS-4170.

      Currently, when we install the MongoDB RPMs on RHEL, we apply the security context "mongod_var_lib_t" to the /var/lib/mongo, which is the default dbpath directory.

      However, this isn't particularly descriptive of the purpose of this directory.

      Furthermore, if a user were to change their dbpath, from a naming perspective it doesn't make sense to re-use mongod_var_lib_t.

      One suggestion would be to make this security context something a little more descriptive, such as mongod_dbpath_t, which could then be applied as appropriate to wherever the dbpath is.

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              ernie.hershey@mongodb.com Ernie Hershey
              victor.hooi Victor Hooi
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