SYSTEMD\-USERDBD\&.SERVICE

Section: systemd-userdbd.service (8)
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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

systemd-userdbd.service

/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-userdbd  

DESCRIPTION

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 m[blue]JSON User Recordm[][1] and m[blue]JSON Group Recordm[][2] definitions. This service implements the m[blue]User/Group Record Lookup API via Varlinkm[][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 m[blue]Varlinkm[][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

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

NOTES

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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