systemd-userdbd.service(8) — Linux manual page

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SYSTEMD-USERDBD.SERVICE(8)ystemd-userdbd.serviceSTEMD-USERDBD.SERVICE(8)

NAME         top

       systemd-userdbd.service, systemd-userdbd - JSON User/Group Record
       Query Multiplexer/NSS Compatibility

SYNOPSIS         top

       systemd-userdbd.service

       /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-userdbd

DESCRIPTION         top

       systemd-userdbd is a system service that multiplexes user/group
       lookups to all local services that provide JSON user/group record
       definitions to the system. In addition it synthesizes JSON
       user/group records from classic UNIX/glibc NSS user/group records
       in order to provide full backwards compatibility.

       Most of systemd-userdbd's functionality is accessible through the
       userdbctl(1) command.

       The user and group records this service provides access to follow
       the JSON User Record[1] and JSON Group Record[2] definitions.
       This service implements the User/Group Record Lookup API via
       Varlink[3], and multiplexes access other services implementing
       this API, too. It is thus both server and client of this API.

       This service provides two distinct Varlink[4] services:
       io.systemd.Multiplexer provides a single, unified API for
       querying JSON user and group records. Internally it talks to all
       other user/group record services running on the system in
       parallel and forwards any information discovered. This simplifies
       clients substantially since they need to talk to a single service
       only instead of all of them in parallel.
       io.systemd.NameSeviceSwitch provides compatibility with classic
       UNIX/glibc NSS user records, i.e. converts struct passwd and
       struct group records as acquired with APIs such as getpwnam(1) to
       JSON user/group records, thus hiding the differences between the
       services as much as possible.

SEE ALSO         top

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

NOTES         top

        1. JSON User Record
           https://systemd.io/USER_RECORD

        2. JSON Group Record
           https://systemd.io/GROUP_RECORD

        3. User/Group Record Lookup API via Varlink
           https://systemd.io/USER_GROUP_API

        4. Varlink
           https://varlink.org/

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Pages that refer to this page: userdbctl(1)systemd.directives(7)systemd.index(7)nss-systemd(8)