NEWGIDMAP(1) User Commands NEWGIDMAP(1)
newgidmap - set the gid mapping of a user namespace
newgidmap pid gid lowergid count [gid lowergid count [ ... ]]
The newgidmap sets /proc/[pid]/gid_map based on its command line arguments and the gids allowed. The subid delegation can come either from files (/etc/subgid) or from the configured NSS subid module. Only one of them can be chosen at a time. So, for example, if the subid source is configured as NSS and groupadd is executed, then the command will fail and the entry will not be created in /etc/subgid. Note that the root group is not exempted from the requirement for a valid /etc/subgid entry. After the pid argument, newgidmap expects sets of 3 integers: gid Beginning of the range of GIDs inside the user namespace. lowergid Beginning of the range of GIDs outside the user namespace. count Length of the ranges (both inside and outside the user namespace). newgidmap verifies that the caller is the owner of the process indicated by pid and that for each of the above sets, each of the GIDs in the range [lowergid, lowergid+count) is allowed to the caller according to /etc/subgid before setting /proc/[pid]/gid_map. Note that newgidmap may be used only once for a given process.
There currently are no options to the newgidmap command.
/etc/subgid List of user's subordinate group IDs. /proc/[pid]/gid_map Mapping of gids from one between user namespaces.
login.defs(5), newusers(8), subgid(5), useradd(8), userdel(8), usermod(8).
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Pages that refer to this page: subgid(5), subuid(5), user_namespaces(7)