How to disable SELinux

Overview

SELinux is a security mechanism on Linux that can interfere with the functioning of several Aspera products, including Connect Server, Shares, Faspex and the Connect browser plugin. For this reason it is necessary to disable it to ensure that you are able to use your Aspera product as expected.

Environment

  • Operating System: Linux (RedHat, CentOS and Fedora)

Instructions

a) Disabling SELinux requires rebooting the system, so if you are unable to reboot for the time being you can temporarily disable it with the following command:

echo 0 > /selinux/enforce

A reboot will cause SELinux to be enabled again.

b) To disable SELinux persistently on your machine, try running the following command:

system-config-securitylevel 

If SELinux is still not disabled, you will have to edit the following configuration file with root privileges:

  • /etc/selinux/config

Locate the line below:

SELINUX=enforcing

and change the value to the following:

SELINUX=disabled

Finally, reboot the system after editing the configuration file for the changes to apply.

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