How to Disable or Enable SELinux on CentOS / Fedora / RHEL

SELinux (Security Enhanced Linux) is an additional method of Linux system protection. It’s a group of security contexts that determine which process can access which files, directories, ports, etc…

SELinux has three modes:
Enforcing: SELinux protects files, directories, ports against unauthorized access and logs all SELinux events and attempts.
Permissive: SELinux allows all interactions and context violations and logs them. Permissive mode is often used for troubleshooting SELinux.
Disabled: SELinux is completely disabled.

SELinux in Enforcing mode may cause problems accessing files or ports in the system, that’s why it’s good to know how to change it’s mode or even disable it.
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