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NAME

       usbguard-daemon.conf - USBGuard daemon configuration file

DESCRIPTION

       The usbguard-daemon.conf file is loaded by the USBGuard daemon after it parses its
       command-line options. It is used to configure runtime parameters of the daemon. The
       default search path is /etc/usbguard/usbguard-daemon.conf. It may be overridden using the
       -c command-line option, see usbguard-daemon(8) for further details.

OPTIONS

       RuleFile=path
           The USBGuard daemon will use this file to load the policy rule set from it and to
           write new rules received via the IPC interface.

       ImplicitPolicyTarget=target
           How to treat USB devices that don’t match any rule in the policy. Target should be one
           of allow, block or reject (logically remove the device node from the system).

       PresentDevicePolicy=policy
           How to treat USB devices that are already connected when the daemon starts. Policy
           should be one of allow, block, reject, keep (keep whatever state the device is
           currently in) or apply-policy (evaluate the rule set for every present device).

       PresentControllerPolicy=policy
           How to treat USB controller devices that are already connected when the daemon starts.
           One of allow, block, reject, keep or apply-policy.

       InsertedDevicePolicy=policy
           How to treat USB devices that are already connected after the daemon starts. One of
           block, reject, apply-policy.

       RestoreControllerDeviceState=boolean
           The USBGuard daemon modifies some attributes of controller devices like the default
           authorization state of new child device instances. Using this setting, you can control
           whether the daemon will try to restore the attribute values to the state before
           modification on shutdown.

       DeviceManagerBackend=backend
           Which device manager backend implementation to use. Backend should be one of uevent
           (default) or umockdev.

       IPCAllowedUsers*='username' ['username' ...]
           A space delimited list of usernames that the daemon will accept IPC connections from.

       IPCAllowedGroups='groupname' ['groupname' ...]
           A space delimited list of groupnames that the daemon will accept IPC connections from.

       IPCAccessControlFiles=path
           The files at this location will be interpreted by the daemon as IPC access control
           definition files. See the IPC ACCESS CONTROL section for more details.

       DeviceRulesWithPort=boolean
           Generate device specific rules including the "via-port" attribute.

       AuditBackend=backend
           USBGuard audit events log backend. The backend value should be one of FileAudit or
           LinuxAudit.

       AuditFilePath=filepath
           USBGuard audit events log file path. Required if AuditBackend is set to FileAudit.

SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS

   IPC
       The daemon provides the USBGuard public IPC interface. Depending on your distribution
       defaults, access to this interface is limited to a certain group or a specific user only.
       Please set either the IPCAllowedUsers, IPCAllowedGroups or IPCAccessControlFiles options
       to limit access to the IPC interface. Do not leave the ACL unconfigured as that will
       expose the IPC interface to all local users and will allow them to manipulate the
       authorization state of USB devices and modify the USBGuard policy.

   RestoreControllerDeviceState configuration option
       If set to true, the USB authorization policy could be bypassed by performing some sort of
       attack on the daemon (via a local exploit or via a USB device) to make it shutdown and
       restore to the operating-system default state (known to be permissive).

IPC ACCESS CONTROL

       Access to the USBGuard IPC interface can be limited per user or group. Furthermore, by
       using the IPC Access Control files, it is possible to limit the access down to the level
       of Sections and Privileges as explained below.

   Recommended: IPCAccessControlFiles
       When you set IPCAccessControlFiles option, the daemon will look for IPC access control
       files in the directory specified by the setting value. Each file in the directory is
       processed as follows:

        1. The basename of the file is interpreted as an username, UID, groupname or GID. If the
           names starts with : (colon), it is assumed that the rest of the name represents a
           group identifier (groupname or GID in case of a numeric-only string). Otherwise, it is
           interpreted as an user identifier (username or UID in case of numeric-only string).

        2. The contents of the file are parsed as Section=privilege [privilege ...]  formatted
           lines which specify the section privileges. If a section is omitted, it is assumed
           that no privileges are given for that section.

       Available sections and privileges:

       ·   Devices

           ·   modify: Change authorization state of devices including permanent changes (i.e.
               modification of device specific rules in the policy).

           ·   list: Ability to get a list of recognized devices and their attributes.

           ·   listen: Listen to device presence and device policy changes.

       ·   Policy

           ·   modify: Append rules to or remove any rules from the policy.

           ·   list: Ability to view the currently enforced policy.

       ·   Exceptions

           ·   listen: Receive exception messages.

       ·   Parameters

           ·   modify: Set values of run-time parameters.

           ·   list: Get values of run-time parameters.

       The following is a generally usable and reasonably safe example of an access control file.
       It allows to modify USB device authorization state (Devices=modify), list USB devices
       (Devices=list), listen to USB device related events (Devices=listen), list USB
       authorization policy rules (Policy=list) and listen to exception events
       (Exceptions=listen):

           Devices=modify list listen
           Policy=list
           Exceptions=listen

       Instead of creating the access control files by yourself, you can use the usbguard
       add-user or usbguard remove-user CLI commands. See usbguard(1) for more details.

   Legacy: IPCAllowedUsers and IPCAllowedGroups
       Example configuration allowing full IPC access to users root, joe and members of the group
       wheel:

           IPCAllowedUsers=root joe
           IPCAllowedGroups=wheel

SEE ALSO

       usbguard-daemon(8), usbguard-rules.conf(5)

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