newuidmap (1) - Linux Man Pages

newuidmap: set the uid mapping of a user namespace

NAME

newuidmap - set the uid mapping of a user namespace

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

The newuidmap sets /proc/[pid]/uid_map based on it's command line arguments and the uids allowed in /etc/subuid.

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

uid

Begining of the range of UIDs inside the user namespace.

loweruid

Begining 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

There currently are no options to the newuidmap command.

FILES

/etc/subuid

List of users subordinate user IDs.

/proc/[pid]/uid_map

Mapping of uids from one between user namespaces.

SEE ALSO

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