How to change SSH port on Linux server (SELinux)



To change SSH port on SELinux enabled Linux server, do the following steps:

  1. Login to the server via SSH.
  2. Open SSH config file using vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  3. Edit the file, remove "#" from SSH port line #Port 22 and change the default port (example: Port 2454)
  4. Now run semanage port -a -t ssh_port_t -p tcp PORTNUMBER
  5. Add the new SSH port in the firewall
  6. Now restart the sshd service using service sshd restart
  • SSH, SSHport, port, SELinux, Linux, security
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