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How to Disable AppArmor in Ubuntu Linux

AppArmor is an effective and easy-to-use Linux application security system. AppArmor proactively protects the operating system and applications from external or internal threats, even zero-day attacks, by enforcing good behavior and preventing even unknown application flaws from being exploited.

AppArmor security policies completely define what system resources individual applications can access, and with what privileges. A number of default policies are included with AppArmor, and using a combination of advanced static analysis and learning-based tools, AppArmor policies for even very complex applications can be deployed successfully in a matter of hours.

AppArmor is more used for the server system where security is the top priority, in my opinion you don't need it to configure a secure system for home desktop, and it usually causes more problems than advantages so, it's better to disable it for the home used computer but make sure you atleast run a firewall which is more useful.

Open up the terminal Application > Accessories > Terminal and type following command

sudo /etc/init.d/apparmor stop
sudo update-rc.d -f apparmor remove


Anonymous said...

I agree, apparmour and selinux is needed in the server world ( sometimes ) but is overboard for most home users. Lets disable it on the desktop and enforce on server editions.

DevOps said...

But make sure to run firewall which is good enough for the home systems.

Aaron Samuel said...

disable or fix policies, preferably the latter. It's probably not suggested to yank apparmor out of the picture because of spotty issues it may/may not face. FYI I've been running apparmor since it arrived and haven't had a show stopper situation yet, or even close to one.

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