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NAME

       sssd-files - SSSD files provider

DESCRIPTION

       This manual page describes the files provider for sssd(8). For a detailed syntax
       reference, refer to the “FILE FORMAT” section of the sssd.conf(5) manual page.

       The files provider mirrors the content of the passwd(5) and group(5) files. The purpose of
       the files provider is to make the users and groups traditionally only accessible with NSS
       interfaces also available through the SSSD interfaces such as sssd-ifp(5).

       Another reason is to provide efficient caching of local users and groups.

       Please note that some distributions enable the files domain automatically, prepending the
       domain before any explicitly configured domains. See enable_files_domain in sssd.conf(5).

       SSSD never handles resolution of user/group "root". Also resolution of UID/GID 0 is not
       handled by SSSD. Such requests are passed to next NSS module (usually files).

       When SSSD is not running or responding, nss_sss returns the UNAVAIL code which causes the
       request to be passed to the next module.

CONFIGURATION OPTIONS

       In addition to the options listed below, generic SSSD domain options can be set where
       applicable. Refer to the section “DOMAIN SECTIONS” of the sssd.conf(5) manual page for
       details on the configuration of an SSSD domain. But the purpose of the files provider is
       to expose the same data as the UNIX files, just through the SSSD interfaces. Therefore not
       all generic domain options are supported. Likewise, some global options, such as
       overriding the shell in the “nss” section for all domains has no effect on the files
       domain unless explicitly specified per-domain.

       passwd_files (string)
           Comma-separated list of one or multiple password filenames to be read and enumerated
           by the files provider, inotify monitor watches will be set on each file to detect
           changes dynamically.

           Default: /etc/passwd

       group_files (string)
           Comma-separated list of one or multiple group filenames to be read and enumerated by
           the files provider, inotify monitor watches will be set on each file to detect changes
           dynamically.

           Default: /etc/group

EXAMPLE

       The following example assumes that SSSD is correctly configured and files is one of the
       domains in the [sssd] section.

           [domain/files]
           id_provider = files

       To leverage caching of local users and groups by SSSD nss_sss module must be listed before
       nss_files module in /etc/nsswitch.conf.

           passwd:     sss files
           group:      sss files

SEE ALSO

       sssd(8), sssd.conf(5), sssd-ldap(5), sssd-krb5(5), sssd-simple(5), sssd-ipa(5), sssd-
       ad(5), sssd-files(5), sssd-sudo(5), sssd-session-recording(5), sss_cache(8),
       sss_debuglevel(8), sss_obfuscate(8), sss_seed(8), sssd_krb5_locator_plugin(8),
       sss_ssh_authorizedkeys(8), sss_ssh_knownhostsproxy(8), sssd-ifp(5), pam_sss(8).
       sss_rpcidmapd(5) sssd-systemtap(5)

AUTHORS

       The SSSD upstream - https://pagure.io/SSSD/sssd/