SELinux and file contexts

apache root document folder was changed from normal folder to /repos folder

attempting to get index.html resutls in an error

[root@server01 repos]# curl localhost/index.html

Forbidden


You don't have permission to access /index.html
on this server.

set the correct context on the new folder

[root@server01 repos]# semanage fcontext -a -t httpd_sys_content_t "/repos(/.*)?"

check the context
[root@server01 repos]# ls -laZ
total 4
drwxr-s---. 2 root apache unconfined_u:object_r:default_t:s0 24 Oct 29 14:57 .
dr-xr-xr-x. 18 root root system_u:object_r:root_t:s0 237 Oct 29 14:56 ..
-rw-r--r--. 1 root apache unconfined_u:object_r:default_t:s0 6 Oct 29 14:57 index.html

it has not applied it, is has only made the change in the policy.
apply the new policy to the folder

[root@server01 repos]# restorecon -R -v /repos
Relabeled /repos from unconfined_u:object_r:default_t:s0 to unconfined_u:object_r:httpd_sys_content_t:s0
Relabeled /repos/index.html from unconfined_u:object_r:default_t:s0 to unconfined_u:object_r:httpd_sys_content_t:s0

check folder now has new permissions/context

[root@server01 repos]# ls -laZ
total 4
drwxr-s---. 2 root apache unconfined_u:object_r:httpd_sys_content_t:s0 24 Oct 29 14:57 .
dr-xr-xr-x. 18 root root system_u:object_r:root_t:s0 237 Oct 29 14:56 ..
-rw-r--r--. 1 root apache unconfined_u:object_r:httpd_sys_content_t:s0 6 Oct 29 14:57 index.html

test web page is accessable

[root@server01 repos]# curl localhost/index.html
hello

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