NAME

upsd.users - Administrative user definitions for NUT upsd

 

DESCRIPTION

Administrative commands such as setting variables and the instant commands are powerful, and access to them needs to be restricted. This file defines who may access them, and what is available.

Each user gets its own section. The fields in that section set the parameters associated with that user's privileges. The section begins with the name of the user in brackets, and continues until the next user name in brackets or EOF.

Here are some examples to get you started:

        [admin]
                password = mypass
                actions = set
                instcmds = all

        [pfy]
                password = duh
                instcmds = test.panel.start

        [monmaster]
                password = blah
                upsmon master

        [monslave]
                password = abcd
                upsmon slave

 

FIELDS

password

Set the password for this user.

actions

Allow the user to do certain things with upsd. Valid actions are:

        SET - change the value of certain variables in the UPS

        FSD - set the forced shutdown flag in the UPS. This is
equivalent to an "on battery + low battery" situation for the purposes of monitoring.

The list of actions is expected to grow in the future.

instcmds

Let a user initiate specific instant commands. Use "ALL" to grant all commands automatically. For the full list of what your UPS supports, use "upscmd -l".

The cmdvartab file supplied with the distribution contains a list of most of the known command names.

upsmon

Add the necessary actions for a upsmon process to work. This is either set to "master" or "slave".

Do not attempt to assign actions to upsmon by hand, as you may miss something important. This method of designating a "upsmon user" was created so internal capabilities could be changed later on without breaking existing installations.

 

UPGRADING FROM OLDER VERSIONS

The allowfrom mechanism that existed in versions before nut-2.4.0 has been replaced by tcp-wrappers. Further details are described in upsd(8).

 

SEE ALSO

upsd(8), upsd.conf(5)

 

Internet resources:

The NUT (Network UPS Tools) home page: http://www.networkupstools.org/