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AppArmor 2.13.4
Aliases: apparmor_status(8), apparmor_status(8)


Mandatory Access Control (MAC) using Linux Security Module (LSM)


AppArmor User-Level Utilities Useful for Creating AppArmor Profiles


aa-status - display various information about the current AppArmor policy.


aa-status [option]


aa-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.


aa-status accepts only one argument at a time out of:
--enabled returns error code if AppArmor is not enabled.
--profiled displays the number of loaded AppArmor policies.
--enforced displays the number of loaded enforcing AppArmor policies.
--complaining displays the number of loaded non-enforcing AppArmor policies.
--verbose displays multiple data points about loaded AppArmor policy set (the default action if no arguments are given).
--json displays multiple data points about loaded AppArmor policy set in a JSON format, fit for machine consumption.
--pretty-json same as --json, formatted to be readable by humans as well as by machines.
--help displays a short usage statement.


Upon exiting, aa-status will set its exit status to the following values:
0 if apparmor is enabled and policy is loaded.
1 if apparmor is not enabled/loaded.
2 if apparmor is enabled but no policy is loaded.
3 if the apparmor control files aren’t available under /sys/kernel/security/.
4 if the user running the script doesn’t have enough privileges to read the apparmor control files.


aa-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.
If you find any additional bugs, please report them at <>.
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