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HOMED.CONF(5)                  homed.conf                  HOMED.CONF(5)

NAME         top

       homed.conf, homed.conf.d - Home area/user account manager
       configuration files

SYNOPSIS         top





DESCRIPTION         top

       These configuration files control default parameters for home
       areas/user accounts created and managed by


       The default configuration is defined during compilation, so a
       configuration file is only needed when it is necessary to deviate
       from those defaults. By default, the configuration file in
       /etc/systemd/ contains commented out entries showing the defaults
       as a guide to the administrator. This file can be edited to
       create local overrides.

       When packages need to customize the configuration, they can
       install configuration snippets in /usr/lib/systemd/*.conf.d/ or
       /usr/local/lib/systemd/*.conf.d/. The main configuration file is
       read before any of the configuration directories, and has the
       lowest precedence; entries in a file in any configuration
       directory override entries in the single configuration file.
       Files in the *.conf.d/ configuration subdirectories are sorted by
       their filename in lexicographic order, regardless of in which of
       the subdirectories they reside. When multiple files specify the
       same option, for options which accept just a single value, the
       entry in the file with the lexicographically latest name takes
       precedence. For options which accept a list of values, entries
       are collected as they occur in files sorted lexicographically.

       Files in /etc/ are reserved for the local administrator, who may
       use this logic to override the configuration files installed by
       vendor packages. It is recommended to prefix all filenames in
       those subdirectories with a two-digit number and a dash, to
       simplify the ordering of the files.

       To disable a configuration file supplied by the vendor, the
       recommended way is to place a symlink to /dev/null in the
       configuration directory in /etc/, with the same filename as the
       vendor configuration file.

OPTIONS         top

       The following options are available in the [Home] section:

           The default storage to use for home areas. Takes one of
           "luks", "fscrypt", "directory", "subvolume", "cifs". For
           details about these options, see homectl(1). If not
           configured or assigned the empty string, the default storage
           is automatically determined: if not running in a container
           environment and /home/ is not itself encrypted, defaults to
           "luks". Otherwise defaults to "subvolume" if /home/ is on a
           btrfs file system, and "directory" otherwise. Note that the
           storage selected on the homectl command line always takes

           When using "luks" as storage (see above), selects the default
           file system to use inside the user's LUKS volume. Takes one
           of "btrfs", "ext4" or "xfs". If not specified defaults to
           "btrfs". This setting has no effect if a different storage
           mechanism is used. The file system type selected on the
           homectl command line always takes precedence.

SEE ALSO         top

       systemd(1), systemd-homed.service(8)

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Pages that refer to this page: homectl(1)systemd.directives(7)systemd.index(7)pam_systemd_home(8)systemd-homed.service(8)