Security-Enhanced Linux, also known as SELinux, is a security module of the Linux kernel which provides security policies on your Linux Distribution.
It is a set of kernel modifications added to Linux Distributions and includes access controls for security policies.
How to Disable SELinux Temporarily?
First, let us check the SELinux Status with the commands given below –
|SELinux root directory:||/etc/selinux|
|Loaded policy name:||targeted|
|Mode from config file:||enforcing|
|Policy MLS status:||enabled|
|Policy deny_unknown status:||allow|
|Memory protection checking:||actual (secure)|
|Max kernel policy version:||26|
As per the above data, SELinux is up and running.
You can temporarily disable the SELinux by following the steps given below –
# setenforce 0
# setenforce Permissive
As mentioned, this command can temporarily block the SELinux. However, SELinux will be enabled again once the server is rebooted.
How to Disable SELinux Permanently?
1. You can find the SELinux configuration file at /etc/selinux/config.
We can modify it to disable SELinux.
# vi /etc/selinux/config
2. Find SELinux and change it to disable status
3. Save the file with :wq and reboot the server.
4. Recheck the SEstatus; it should be disabled now.