aa-genprof <executable> [-d /path/to/profiles] [-f /path/to/logfile]
-d --dir /path/to/profiles
Specifies where to look for the AppArmor security profile set.
Defaults to /etc/apparmor.d.
-f --file /path/to/logfile
Specifies the location of logfile.
Default locations are read from F</etc/apparmor/logprof.conf>.
Typical defaults are:
When running aa-genprof, you must specify a program to profile. If the
specified program is not a fully-qualified path, aa-genprof will search
$PATH in order to find the program.
If a profile does not exist for the program, aa-genprof will create one
Genprof will then:
- set the profile to complain mode
- write a mark to the system log
- instruct the user to start the application to
be profiled in another window and exercise its functionality
It then presents the user with two options, (S)can system log for
entries to add to profile and (F)inish.
If the user selects (S)can or hits return, aa-genprof will parse the
complain mode logs and iterate through generated violations using
After the user finishes selecting profile entries based on violations
that were detected during the program execution, aa-genprof will reload
the updated profiles in complain mode and again prompt the user for
(S)can and (F)inish. This cycle can then be repeated as necessary until
all application functionality has been exercised without generating
When the user eventually hits (F)inish, aa-genprof will set the main
profile, and any other profiles that were generated, into enforce mode
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