newuidmap(1) — Linux manual page

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | FILES | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

NEWUIDMAP(1)                  User Commands                 NEWUIDMAP(1)

NAME         top

       newuidmap - set the uid mapping of a user namespace

SYNOPSIS         top

       newuidmap pid uid loweruid count [uid loweruid count [ ... ]]

DESCRIPTION         top

       The newuidmap sets /proc/[pid]/uid_map based on its command line
       arguments and the uids allowed in /etc/subuid. Note that the root
       user is not exempted from the requirement for a valid /etc/subuid
       entry.

       After the pid argument, newuidmap expects sets of 3 integers:

       uid
           Beginning of the range of UIDs inside the user namespace.

       loweruid
           Beginning of the range of UIDs outside the user namespace.

       count
           Length of the ranges (both inside and outside the user
           namespace).

       newuidmap verifies that the caller is the owner of the process
       indicated by pid and that for each of the above sets, each of the
       UIDs in the range [loweruid, loweruid+count) is allowed to the
       caller according to /etc/subuid before setting
       /proc/[pid]/uid_map.

       Note that newuidmap may be used only once for a given process.

OPTIONS         top

       There currently are no options to the newuidmap command.

FILES         top

       /etc/subuid
           List of user's subordinate user IDs.

       /proc/[pid]/uid_map
           Mapping of uids from one between user namespaces.

SEE ALSO         top

       login.defs(5), newusers(8), subuid(5), useradd(8), usermod(8),
       userdel(8).

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shadow-utils 4.8.1             04/01/2021                   NEWUIDMAP(1)

Pages that refer to this page: subgid(5)subuid(5)user_namespaces(7)