How to disable SELinux on CentOS:

By default, when we installed the Linux, The SELinux service is enabled, Some software’s do not support SELinux, So we need to disable or turn off the SELinux config.

In this article we will show you how to disable SELinux on CentOS.

Disable SELinux on CentOS 7

First we need to check how SELinux is configured, execute the following command:


Open selinux configuration file:

### nano /etc/sysconfig/selinux

Change “SELINUX=enforcing” to “SELINUX=disabled” and save the configuration file:

Reboot your Linux system to take effect.


After reboot, you can verify the status of SELinux. Issue “sestatus” command to verify that SELinux is permanently disabled:

### sestatus

SELinux status:                 disabled

Congratulation’s! You have successfully disable SELinux.