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Change Apache Port and Give It a Proper Selinux Label

The goal of this hands-on lab is to change the Apache port and to give it a proper SELinux label. Keep in mind, when changing the port of the web server, this will also require changes to SELinux and firewall. We will first change the listening port for Apache in the Apache configuration file. In this lab environment, we will change from port 80 to a different port number. Once the port changes are made, we will configure SELinux for the new port. We will also close the previous port with firewalld (port 80) and open the newly configured Apache port. Once completed, we will test if the changes were successful.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Oct 18, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Change Apache Port from 80 to 61297

    1. Edit the /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file.
    2. Find Port 80 and change the value to 61297.
    3. Stop Apache service.
  2. Challenge

    Configure Selinux and Start Apache

    1. Edit SELinux to allow the new port.
    2. Start Apache service.
  3. Challenge

    Close Port 80 with Firewalld and Open the New Port with Firewalld

    1. Close port 80 using Firewalld.
    2. Open port 61297 using Firewalld.
    3. Reload Firewalld.
  4. Challenge

    Test It Out with Your Browser

    1. If the changes are successful, you should be able to access the site with the new port.
    2. Open a new private/incognito browser and navigate to http://Server_IP:61297.

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