subuid(5) — Linux manual page

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SUBUID(5)             File Formats and Conversions             SUBUID(5)

NAME         top

       subuid - the subordinate uid file

DESCRIPTION         top

       Each line in /etc/subuid contains a user name and a range of
       subordinate user ids that user is allowed to use. This is
       specified with three fields delimited by colons (“:”). These
       fields are:

       •   login name or UID

       •   numerical subordinate user ID

       •   numerical subordinate user ID count

       This file specifies the user IDs that ordinary users can use,
       with the newuidmap command, to configure uid mapping in a user
       namespace.

       Multiple ranges may be specified per user.

       When large number of entries (10000-100000 or more) are defined
       in /etc/subuid, parsing performance penalty will become
       noticeable. In this case it is recommended to use UIDs instead of
       login names. Benchmarks have shown speed-ups up to 20x.

FILES         top

       /etc/subuid
           Per user subordinate user IDs.

       /etc/subuid-
           Backup file for /etc/subuid.

SEE ALSO         top

       login.defs(5), newgidmap(1), newuidmap(1), newusers(1),
       subgid(5), useradd(8), userdel(8), usermod(8),
       user_namespaces(7).

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shadow-utils 4.8.1             04/01/2021                      SUBUID(5)

Pages that refer to this page: newuidmap(1)subgid(5)user_namespaces(7)newusers(8)useradd(8)userdel(8)usermod(8)