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Posted by sibu on May 24, 2009

Disable SELinux for only Apache / httpd in Linux

You can disable Apache SELinux protection easily. Please keep in mind that by disabling SELinux for apache you are inviting more security related problems.

Disable Apache SELinux Protection

Open /etc/selinux/targeted/booleans file using a text editor:
# vi /etc/selinux/targeted/booleans
Append or modify value for httpd_disable_trans as follows:
httpd_disable_trans=1

Save and close the file.

Type the following two commands:
# setsebool httpd_disable_trans 1
# /etc/init.d/httpd restart

GUI tool to disable SELinux for Apache                                                                                                         Open a shell prompt
Type the command system-config-securitylevel
system-config-securitylevel &
Next select SELinux tab > click on Disable SELinux protection for httpd daemon checkbox > Save the changes
Finally restart httpd service:
# /etc/init.d/httpd restart

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