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Oracle Linux: Not Able to Set SELinux Value to Permissive Mode by setting 'SELINUX=permissive' in Configuration File /etc/sysconfig/selinux (Doc ID 2514349.1)

Last updated on APRIL 24, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Linux x86-64


After settings the Selinux value to permissive mode in /etc/sysconfig/selinux and restart of the server, sestatus is still showing disabled.
# setenforce permissive
setenforce: SELinux is disabled
# sestatus
SELinux status: disabled

Selinux was set to the permissive mode in /etc/sysconfig/selinux

# cat /etc/sysconfig/selinux
# This file controls the state of SELinux on the system.
# SELINUX= can take one of these three values:
# enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced.
# permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing.
# disabled - No SELinux policy is loaded.
SELINUX=permissive <======
# SELINUXTYPE= can take one of these two values:
# targeted - Targeted processes are protected,
# mls - Multi Level Security protection.




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