httpd_php_selinux - Man Page

Security Enhanced Linux Policy for the httpd_php processes


Security-Enhanced Linux secures the httpd_php processes via flexible mandatory access control.

The httpd_php processes execute with the httpd_php_t SELinux type. You can check if you have these processes running by executing the ps command with the -Z qualifier.

For example:

ps -eZ | grep httpd_php_t


The httpd_php_t SELinux type can be entered via the httpd_php_exec_t file type.

The default entrypoint paths for the httpd_php_t domain are the following:

Process Types

SELinux defines process types (domains) for each process running on the system

You can see the context of a process using the -Z option to psbP

Policy governs the access confined processes have to files. SELinux httpd_php policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their httpd_php processes in as secure a method as possible.

The following process types are defined for httpd_php:


Note: semanage permissive -a httpd_php_t can be used to make the process type httpd_php_t permissive. SELinux does not deny access to permissive process types, but the AVC (SELinux denials) messages are still generated.


SELinux policy is customizable based on least access required.  httpd_php policy is extremely flexible and has several booleans that allow you to manipulate the policy and run httpd_php with the tightest access possible.

If you want to allow all domains to execute in fips_mode, you must turn on the fips_mode boolean. Enabled by default.

setsebool -P fips_mode 1

If you want to allow HTTPD scripts and modules to connect to databases over the network, you must turn on the httpd_can_network_connect_db boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect_db 1

If you want to allow system to run with NIS, you must turn on the nis_enabled boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P nis_enabled 1


semanage fcontext can also be used to manipulate default file context mappings.

semanage permissive can also be used to manipulate whether or not a process type is permissive.

semanage module can also be used to enable/disable/install/remove policy modules.

semanage boolean can also be used to manipulate the booleans

system-config-selinux is a GUI tool available to customize SELinux policy settings.


This manual page was auto-generated using sepolicy manpage .

See Also

selinux(8), httpd_php(8), semanage(8), restorecon(8), chcon(1), sepolicy(8), setsebool(8)

Referenced By


21-03-19 SELinux Policy httpd_php