ownCloud External Storage and SELinux [solved]

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#1

OwnCloud 9.1 on CentOS 7. I wanted to configure External Storage to access an SFTP file share. It was failing with "permission denied" and "unable to connect". I traced the reason to one of the SELinux booleans. The "httpd_can_network_connect" boolean is default to "off". The following command turns it on, and sets it to persist across reboots:

setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect on

This is the only thing I had to change from CentOS default to get SFTP External Storage working. Hope this helps someone else searching on this issue.


#2

Hi,

you can read up on SELinux here:

https://doc.owncloud.org/server/9.1/admin_manual/installation/selinux_configuration.html

which includes that boolean