About This Guide

Novell® AppArmor is designed to provide easy-to-use application security for both servers and workstations. Novell AppArmor is an access control system that lets you specify per program which files the program may read, write, and execute. AppArmor secures applications by enforcing good application behavior without relying on attack signatures, so can prevent attacks even if they are exploiting previously unknown vulnerabilities.

Novell AppArmor consists of:

This guide covers the following topics:

Immunizing Programs (↑Novell AppArmor 2.0 Administration Guide)

Describes the operation of Novell AppArmor.

Selecting Programs to Immunize (↑Novell AppArmor 2.0 Administration Guide)

Describes the types of programs that should have Novell AppArmor profiles created for them.

Building Novell AppArmor Profiles (↑Novell AppArmor 2.0 Administration Guide)

Describes how to use the Novell AppArmor tools to immunize your own programs and third-party programs that you may have installed on your SUSE Linux system. It also helps you to add, edit, or delete profiles that have been created for your applications.

Managing Profiled Applications (↑Novell AppArmor 2.0 Administration Guide)

Describes how to perform Novell AppArmor profile maintenance, which involves tracking common issues and concerns.

Profiling Your Web Applications Using ChangeHat Apache (↑Novell AppArmor 2.0 Administration Guide)

Enables you to create subprofiles for the Apache Web server that allow you to tightly confine small sections of Web application processing.

Support (↑Novell AppArmor 2.0 Administration Guide)

Indicates support options for this product.

Glossary (↑Novell AppArmor 2.0 Administration Guide)

Provides a list of terms and their definitions.


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