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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 set during compilation, so
       configuration is only needed when it is necessary to deviate from
       those defaults. The main configuration file is either in
       /usr/lib/systemd/ or /etc/systemd/ and contains commented out
       entries showing the defaults as a guide to the administrator.
       Local overrides can be created by creating drop-ins, as described
       below. The main configuration file can also be edited for this
       purpose (or a copy in /etc/ if it's shipped in /usr/) however
       using drop-ins for local configuration is recommended over
       modifications to the main configuration file.

       In addition to the "main" configuration file, drop-in
       configuration snippets are read from /usr/lib/systemd/*.conf.d/,
       /usr/local/lib/systemd/*.conf.d/, and /etc/systemd/*.conf.d/.
       Those drop-ins have higher precedence and override the main
       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 sorted last
       takes precedence, and for options which accept a list of values,
       entries are collected as they occur in the sorted files.

       When packages need to customize the configuration, they can
       install drop-ins under /usr/. Files in /etc/ are reserved for the
       local administrator, who may use this logic to override the
       configuration files installed by vendor packages. Drop-ins have
       to be used to override package drop-ins, since the main
       configuration file has lower precedence. 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. This
       also defined a concept of drop-in priority to allow distributions
       to ship drop-ins within a specific range lower than the range
       used by users. This should lower the risk of package drop-ins
       overriding accidentally drop-ins defined by users.

       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

           Added in version 246.

           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.

           Added in version 246.

SEE ALSO         top

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

COLOPHON         top

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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)