## selinux and a new httpd root

The following couple commands will set the correct context for the httpd user after installing nginx. The most annoying parts however or not remembering how to set the selinux context for the directories. Normally, I overwrite the existing nginx config directory, so this isn’t much of an issue. However, I have somewhat standardized on the /srv/<protocol> pattern for storing files. This requires usually adding it to the selinux context pattern.

sudo /usr/sbin/semanage fcontext -a -t httpd_config_t "/etc/nginx(/.*)?"
sudo /usr/sbin/semanage fcontext -a -t httpd_sys_content_t "/srv/http(/.*)?"


Afterwards, I should be able to then restore context for the files when I add new ones.

sudo restorecon -Rv /etc/nginx
sudo restorecon -Rv /srv/http/