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Network Configuration Setting Specification

Configuration Settings
Secret flag types

This part documents the properties and value types of each "Setting" object that composes the basic unit of NetworkManager configuration, the "Connection". Each Connection object is simply a dictionary mapping setting names (like "802-3-ethernet" or "bluetooth") to a dictionary of key/value pairs that represents each itself.

Configuration Settings

Table 81. 802-1x setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
altsubject-matches
array of string
[]
List of strings to be matched against the altSubjectName of the certificate presented by the authentication server. If the list is empty, no verification of the server certificate's altSubjectName is performed.
anonymous-identity
string
Anonymous identity string for EAP authentication methods. Used as the unencrypted identity with EAP types that support different tunneled identity like EAP-TTLS.
ca-cert
byte array
Contains the CA certificate if used by the EAP method specified in the "eap" property. Certificate data is specified using a "scheme"; two are currently supported: blob and path. When using the blob scheme (which is backwards compatible with NM 0.7.x) this property should be set to the certificate's DER encoded data. When using the path scheme, this property should be set to the full UTF-8 encoded path of the certificate, prefixed with the string "file://" and ending with a terminating NUL byte. This property can be unset even if the EAP method supports CA certificates, but this allows man-in-the-middle attacks and is NOT recommended.
ca-path
string
UTF-8 encoded path to a directory containing PEM or DER formatted certificates to be added to the verification chain in addition to the certificate specified in the "ca-cert" property.
client-cert
byte array
Contains the client certificate if used by the EAP method specified in the "eap" property. Certificate data is specified using a "scheme"; two are currently supported: blob and path. When using the blob scheme (which is backwards compatible with NM 0.7.x) this property should be set to the certificate's DER encoded data. When using the path scheme, this property should be set to the full UTF-8 encoded path of the certificate, prefixed with the string "file://" and ending with a terminating NUL byte.
domain-suffix-match
string
Constraint for server domain name. If set, this FQDN is used as a suffix match requirement for dNSName element(s) of the certificate presented by the authentication server. If a matching dNSName is found, this constraint is met. If no dNSName values are present, this constraint is matched against SubjectName CN using same suffix match comparison.
eap
array of string
[]
The allowed EAP method to be used when authenticating to the network with 802.1x. Valid methods are: "leap", "md5", "tls", "peap", "ttls", "pwd", and "fast". Each method requires different configuration using the properties of this setting; refer to wpa_supplicant documentation for the allowed combinations.
identity
string
Identity string for EAP authentication methods. Often the user's user or login name.
name
string
802-1x
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
pac-file
string
UTF-8 encoded file path containing PAC for EAP-FAST.
password
string
UTF-8 encoded password used for EAP authentication methods. If both the "password" property and the "password-raw" property are specified, "password" is preferred.
password-flags
NMSettingSecretFlags (uint32)
Flags indicating how to handle the "password" property.
password-raw
byte array
Password used for EAP authentication methods, given as a byte array to allow passwords in other encodings than UTF-8 to be used. If both the "password" property and the "password-raw" property are specified, "password" is preferred.
password-raw-flags
NMSettingSecretFlags (uint32)
Flags indicating how to handle the "password-raw" property.
phase1-fast-provisioning
string
Enables or disables in-line provisioning of EAP-FAST credentials when FAST is specified as the EAP method in the "eap" property. Recognized values are "0" (disabled), "1" (allow unauthenticated provisioning), "2" (allow authenticated provisioning), and "3" (allow both authenticated and unauthenticated provisioning). See the wpa_supplicant documentation for more details.
phase1-peaplabel
string
Forces use of the new PEAP label during key derivation. Some RADIUS servers may require forcing the new PEAP label to interoperate with PEAPv1. Set to "1" to force use of the new PEAP label. See the wpa_supplicant documentation for more details.
phase1-peapver
string
Forces which PEAP version is used when PEAP is set as the EAP method in the "eap" property. When unset, the version reported by the server will be used. Sometimes when using older RADIUS servers, it is necessary to force the client to use a particular PEAP version. To do so, this property may be set to "0" or "1" to force that specific PEAP version.
phase2-altsubject-matches
array of string
[]
List of strings to be matched against the altSubjectName of the certificate presented by the authentication server during the inner "phase 2" authentication. If the list is empty, no verification of the server certificate's altSubjectName is performed.
phase2-auth
string
Specifies the allowed "phase 2" inner non-EAP authentication methods when an EAP method that uses an inner TLS tunnel is specified in the "eap" property. Recognized non-EAP "phase 2" methods are "pap", "chap", "mschap", "mschapv2", "gtc", "otp", "md5", and "tls". Each "phase 2" inner method requires specific parameters for successful authentication; see the wpa_supplicant documentation for more details.
phase2-autheap
string
Specifies the allowed "phase 2" inner EAP-based authentication methods when an EAP method that uses an inner TLS tunnel is specified in the "eap" property. Recognized EAP-based "phase 2" methods are "md5", "mschapv2", "otp", "gtc", and "tls". Each "phase 2" inner method requires specific parameters for successful authentication; see the wpa_supplicant documentation for more details.
phase2-ca-cert
byte array
Contains the "phase 2" CA certificate if used by the EAP method specified in the "phase2-auth" or "phase2-autheap" properties. Certificate data is specified using a "scheme"; two are currently supported: blob and path. When using the blob scheme (which is backwards compatible with NM 0.7.x) this property should be set to the certificate's DER encoded data. When using the path scheme, this property should be set to the full UTF-8 encoded path of the certificate, prefixed with the string "file://" and ending with a terminating NUL byte. This property can be unset even if the EAP method supports CA certificates, but this allows man-in-the-middle attacks and is NOT recommended.
phase2-ca-path
string
UTF-8 encoded path to a directory containing PEM or DER formatted certificates to be added to the verification chain in addition to the certificate specified in the "phase2-ca-cert" property.
phase2-client-cert
byte array
Contains the "phase 2" client certificate if used by the EAP method specified in the "phase2-auth" or "phase2-autheap" properties. Certificate data is specified using a "scheme"; two are currently supported: blob and path. When using the blob scheme (which is backwards compatible with NM 0.7.x) this property should be set to the certificate's DER encoded data. When using the path scheme, this property should be set to the full UTF-8 encoded path of the certificate, prefixed with the string "file://" and ending with a terminating NUL byte. This property can be unset even if the EAP method supports CA certificates, but this allows man-in-the-middle attacks and is NOT recommended.
phase2-domain-suffix-match
string
Constraint for server domain name. If set, this FQDN is used as a suffix match requirement for dNSName element(s) of the certificate presented by the authentication server during the inner "phase 2" authentication. If a matching dNSName is found, this constraint is met. If no dNSName values are present, this constraint is matched against SubjectName CN using same suffix match comparison.
phase2-private-key
byte array
Contains the "phase 2" inner private key when the "phase2-auth" or "phase2-autheap" property is set to "tls". Key data is specified using a "scheme"; two are currently supported: blob and path. When using the blob scheme and private keys, this property should be set to the key's encrypted PEM encoded data. When using private keys with the path scheme, this property should be set to the full UTF-8 encoded path of the key, prefixed with the string "file://" and ending with a terminating NUL byte. When using PKCS#12 format private keys and the blob scheme, this property should be set to the PKCS#12 data and the "phase2-private-key-password" property must be set to password used to decrypt the PKCS#12 certificate and key. When using PKCS#12 files and the path scheme, this property should be set to the full UTF-8 encoded path of the key, prefixed with the string "file://" and and ending with a terminating NUL byte, and as with the blob scheme the "phase2-private-key-password" property must be set to the password used to decode the PKCS#12 private key and certificate.
phase2-private-key-password
string
The password used to decrypt the "phase 2" private key specified in the "phase2-private-key" property when the private key either uses the path scheme, or is a PKCS#12 format key.
phase2-private-key-password-flags
NMSettingSecretFlags (uint32)
Flags indicating how to handle the "phase2-private-key-password" property.
phase2-subject-match
string
Substring to be matched against the subject of the certificate presented by the authentication server during the inner "phase 2" authentication. When unset, no verification of the authentication server certificate's subject is performed. This property provides little security, if any, and its use is deprecated in favor of NMSetting8021x:phase2-domain-suffix-match.
pin
string
PIN used for EAP authentication methods.
pin-flags
NMSettingSecretFlags (uint32)
Flags indicating how to handle the "pin" property.
private-key
byte array
Contains the private key when the "eap" property is set to "tls". Key data is specified using a "scheme"; two are currently supported: blob and path. When using the blob scheme and private keys, this property should be set to the key's encrypted PEM encoded data. When using private keys with the path scheme, this property should be set to the full UTF-8 encoded path of the key, prefixed with the string "file://" and ending with a terminating NUL byte. When using PKCS#12 format private keys and the blob scheme, this property should be set to the PKCS#12 data and the "private-key-password" property must be set to password used to decrypt the PKCS#12 certificate and key. When using PKCS#12 files and the path scheme, this property should be set to the full UTF-8 encoded path of the key, prefixed with the string "file://" and and ending with a terminating NUL byte, and as with the blob scheme the "private-key-password" property must be set to the password used to decode the PKCS#12 private key and certificate. WARNING: "private-key" is not a "secret" property, and thus unencrypted private key data using the BLOB scheme may be readable by unprivileged users. Private keys should always be encrypted with a private key password to prevent unauthorized access to unencrypted private key data.
private-key-password
string
The password used to decrypt the private key specified in the "private-key" property when the private key either uses the path scheme, or if the private key is a PKCS#12 format key.
private-key-password-flags
NMSettingSecretFlags (uint32)
Flags indicating how to handle the "private-key-password" property.
subject-match
string
Substring to be matched against the subject of the certificate presented by the authentication server. When unset, no verification of the authentication server certificate's subject is performed. This property provides little security, if any, and its use is deprecated in favor of NMSetting8021x:domain-suffix-match.
system-ca-certs
boolean
FALSE
When TRUE, overrides the "ca-path" and "phase2-ca-path" properties using the system CA directory specified at configure time with the --system-ca-path switch. The certificates in this directory are added to the verification chain in addition to any certificates specified by the "ca-cert" and "phase2-ca-cert" properties. If the path provided with --system-ca-path is rather a file name (bundle of trusted CA certificates), it overrides "ca-cert" and "phase2-ca-cert" properties instead (sets ca_cert/ca_cert2 options for wpa_supplicant).


Table 82. adsl setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
encapsulation
string
Encapsulation of ADSL connection. Can be "vcmux" or "llc".
name
string
adsl
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
password
string
Password used to authenticate with the ADSL service.
password-flags
NMSettingSecretFlags (uint32)
Flags indicating how to handle the "password" property.
protocol
string
ADSL connection protocol. Can be "pppoa", "pppoe" or "ipoatm".
username
string
Username used to authenticate with the ADSL service.
vci
uint32
0
VCI of ADSL connection
vpi
uint32
0
VPI of ADSL connection


Table 83. bluetooth setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
bdaddr
byte array
The Bluetooth address of the device.
name
string
bluetooth
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
type
string
Either "dun" for Dial-Up Networking connections or "panu" for Personal Area Networking connections to devices supporting the NAP profile.


Table 84. bond setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
interface-name
string
Deprecated in favor of connection.interface-name, but can be used for backward-compatibility with older daemons, to set the bond's interface name.
name
string
bond
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
options
dict of string to string
{'mode': 'balance-rr'}
Dictionary of key/value pairs of bonding options. Both keys and values must be strings. Option names must contain only alphanumeric characters (ie, [a-zA-Z0-9]).


Table 85. bridge setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
ageing-time
uint32
300
The Ethernet MAC address aging time, in seconds.
forward-delay
uint32
15
The Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) forwarding delay, in seconds.
hello-time
uint32
2
The Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) hello time, in seconds.
interface-name
string
Deprecated in favor of connection.interface-name, but can be used for backward-compatibility with older daemons, to set the bridge's interface name.
mac-address
byte array
If specified, the MAC address of bridge. When creating a new bridge, this MAC address will be set. When matching an existing (outside NetworkManager created) bridge, this MAC address must match.
max-age
uint32
20
The Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) maximum message age, in seconds.
multicast-snooping
boolean
TRUE
Controls whether IGMP snooping is enabled for this bridge. Note that if snooping was automatically disabled due to hash collisions, the system may refuse to enable the feature until the collisions are resolved.
name
string
bridge
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
priority
uint32
32768
Sets the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) priority for this bridge. Lower values are "better"; the lowest priority bridge will be elected the root bridge.
stp
boolean
TRUE
Controls whether Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) is enabled for this bridge.


Table 86. bridge-port setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
hairpin-mode
boolean
FALSE
Enables or disabled "hairpin mode" for the port, which allows frames to be sent back out through the port the frame was received on.
name
string
bridge-port
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
path-cost
uint32
100
The Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) port cost for destinations via this port.
priority
uint32
32
The Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) priority of this bridge port.


Table 87. cdma setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
name
string
cdma
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
number
string
The number to dial to establish the connection to the CDMA-based mobile broadband network, if any. If not specified, the default number (#777) is used when required.
password
string
The password used to authenticate with the network, if required. Many providers do not require a password, or accept any password. But if a password is required, it is specified here.
password-flags
NMSettingSecretFlags (uint32)
Flags indicating how to handle the "password" property.
username
string
The username used to authenticate with the network, if required. Many providers do not require a username, or accept any username. But if a username is required, it is specified here.


Table 88. connection setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
autoconnect
boolean
TRUE
Whether or not the connection should be automatically connected by NetworkManager when the resources for the connection are available. TRUE to automatically activate the connection, FALSE to require manual intervention to activate the connection.
autoconnect-priority
int32
0
The autoconnect priority. If the connection is set to autoconnect, connections with higher priority will be preferred. Defaults to 0. The higher number means higher priority.
autoconnect-slaves
NMSettingConnectionAutoconnectSlaves (int32)
Whether or not slaves of this connection should be automatically brought up when NetworkManager activates this connection. This only has a real effect for master connections. The permitted values are: 0: leave slave connections untouched, 1: activate all the slave connections with this connection, -1: default. If -1 (default) is set, global connection.autoconnect-slaves is read to determine the real value. If it is default as well, this fallbacks to 0.
gateway-ping-timeout
uint32
0
If greater than zero, delay success of IP addressing until either the timeout is reached, or an IP gateway replies to a ping.
id
string
A human readable unique identifier for the connection, like "Work Wi-Fi" or "T-Mobile 3G".
interface-name
string
The name of the network interface this connection is bound to. If not set, then the connection can be attached to any interface of the appropriate type (subject to restrictions imposed by other settings). For software devices this specifies the name of the created device. For connection types where interface names cannot easily be made persistent (e.g. mobile broadband or USB Ethernet), this property should not be used. Setting this property restricts the interfaces a connection can be used with, and if interface names change or are reordered the connection may be applied to the wrong interface.
lldp
int32
-1
Whether LLDP is enabled for the connection.
master
string
Interface name of the master device or UUID of the master connection.
metered
NMMetered (int32)
Whether the connection is metered. When updating this property on a currently activated connection, the change takes effect immediately.
name
string
connection
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
permissions
array of string
[]
An array of strings defining what access a given user has to this connection. If this is NULL or empty, all users are allowed to access this connection. Otherwise a user is allowed to access this connection if and only if they are in this list. Each entry is of the form "[type]:[id]:[reserved]"; for example, "user:dcbw:blah". At this time only the "user" [type] is allowed. Any other values are ignored and reserved for future use. [id] is the username that this permission refers to, which may not contain the ":" character. Any [reserved] information present must be ignored and is reserved for future use. All of [type], [id], and [reserved] must be valid UTF-8.
read-only
boolean
FALSE
FALSE if the connection can be modified using the provided settings service's D-Bus interface with the right privileges, or TRUE if the connection is read-only and cannot be modified.
secondaries
array of string
[]
List of connection UUIDs that should be activated when the base connection itself is activated. Currently only VPN connections are supported.
slave-type
string
Setting name of the device type of this slave's master connection (eg, "bond"), or NULL if this connection is not a slave.
stable-id
string
This token to generate stable IDs for the connection. If unset, the UUID will be used instead. The stable-id is used instead of the connection UUID for generating IPv6 stable private addresses with ipv6.addr-gen-mode=stable-privacy. It is also used to seed the generated cloned MAC address for ethernet.cloned-mac-address=stable and wifi.cloned-mac-address=stable.
timestamp
uint64
0
The time, in seconds since the Unix Epoch, that the connection was last _successfully_ fully activated. NetworkManager updates the connection timestamp periodically when the connection is active to ensure that an active connection has the latest timestamp. The property is only meant for reading (changes to this property will not be preserved).
type
string
Base type of the connection. For hardware-dependent connections, should contain the setting name of the hardware-type specific setting (ie, "802-3-ethernet" or "802-11-wireless" or "bluetooth", etc), and for non-hardware dependent connections like VPN or otherwise, should contain the setting name of that setting type (ie, "vpn" or "bridge", etc).
uuid
string
A universally unique identifier for the connection, for example generated with libuuid. It should be assigned when the connection is created, and never changed as long as the connection still applies to the same network. For example, it should not be changed when the "id" property or NMSettingIP4Config changes, but might need to be re-created when the Wi-Fi SSID, mobile broadband network provider, or "type" property changes. The UUID must be in the format "2815492f-7e56-435e-b2e9-246bd7cdc664" (ie, contains only hexadecimal characters and "-").
zone
string
The trust level of a the connection. Free form case-insensitive string (for example "Home", "Work", "Public"). NULL or unspecified zone means the connection will be placed in the default zone as defined by the firewall. When updating this property on a currently activated connection, the change takes effect immediately.


Table 89. dcb setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
app-fcoe-flags
NMSettingDcbFlags (uint32)
Specifies the NMSettingDcbFlags for the DCB FCoE application. Flags may be any combination of NM_SETTING_DCB_FLAG_ENABLE (0x1), NM_SETTING_DCB_FLAG_ADVERTISE (0x2), and NM_SETTING_DCB_FLAG_WILLING (0x4).
app-fcoe-mode
string
"fabric"
The FCoE controller mode; either "fabric" (default) or "vn2vn".
app-fcoe-priority
int32
-1
The highest User Priority (0 - 7) which FCoE frames should use, or -1 for default priority. Only used when the "app-fcoe-flags" property includes the NM_SETTING_DCB_FLAG_ENABLE (0x1) flag.
app-fip-flags
NMSettingDcbFlags (uint32)
Specifies the NMSettingDcbFlags for the DCB FIP application. Flags may be any combination of NM_SETTING_DCB_FLAG_ENABLE (0x1), NM_SETTING_DCB_FLAG_ADVERTISE (0x2), and NM_SETTING_DCB_FLAG_WILLING (0x4).
app-fip-priority
int32
-1
The highest User Priority (0 - 7) which FIP frames should use, or -1 for default priority. Only used when the "app-fip-flags" property includes the NM_SETTING_DCB_FLAG_ENABLE (0x1) flag.
app-iscsi-flags
NMSettingDcbFlags (uint32)
Specifies the NMSettingDcbFlags for the DCB iSCSI application. Flags may be any combination of NM_SETTING_DCB_FLAG_ENABLE (0x1), NM_SETTING_DCB_FLAG_ADVERTISE (0x2), and NM_SETTING_DCB_FLAG_WILLING (0x4).
app-iscsi-priority
int32
-1
The highest User Priority (0 - 7) which iSCSI frames should use, or -1 for default priority. Only used when the "app-iscsi-flags" property includes the NM_SETTING_DCB_FLAG_ENABLE (0x1) flag.
name
string
dcb
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
priority-bandwidth
array of uint32
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0]
An array of 8 uint values, where the array index corresponds to the User Priority (0 - 7) and the value indicates the percentage of bandwidth of the priority's assigned group that the priority may use. The sum of all percentages for priorities which belong to the same group must total 100 percent.
priority-flow-control
array of uint32
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0]
An array of 8 boolean values, where the array index corresponds to the User Priority (0 - 7) and the value indicates whether or not the corresponding priority should transmit priority pause.
priority-flow-control-flags
NMSettingDcbFlags (uint32)
Specifies the NMSettingDcbFlags for DCB Priority Flow Control (PFC). Flags may be any combination of NM_SETTING_DCB_FLAG_ENABLE (0x1), NM_SETTING_DCB_FLAG_ADVERTISE (0x2), and NM_SETTING_DCB_FLAG_WILLING (0x4).
priority-group-bandwidth
array of uint32
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0]
An array of 8 uint values, where the array index corresponds to the Priority Group ID (0 - 7) and the value indicates the percentage of link bandwidth allocated to that group. Allowed values are 0 - 100, and the sum of all values must total 100 percent.
priority-group-flags
NMSettingDcbFlags (uint32)
Specifies the NMSettingDcbFlags for DCB Priority Groups. Flags may be any combination of NM_SETTING_DCB_FLAG_ENABLE (0x1), NM_SETTING_DCB_FLAG_ADVERTISE (0x2), and NM_SETTING_DCB_FLAG_WILLING (0x4).
priority-group-id
array of uint32
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0]
An array of 8 uint values, where the array index corresponds to the User Priority (0 - 7) and the value indicates the Priority Group ID. Allowed Priority Group ID values are 0 - 7 or 15 for the unrestricted group.
priority-strict-bandwidth
array of uint32
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0]
An array of 8 boolean values, where the array index corresponds to the User Priority (0 - 7) and the value indicates whether or not the priority may use all of the bandwidth allocated to its assigned group.
priority-traffic-class
array of uint32
[0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0]
An array of 8 uint values, where the array index corresponds to the User Priority (0 - 7) and the value indicates the traffic class (0 - 7) to which the priority is mapped.


Table 90. generic setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
name
string
generic
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".


Table 91. gsm setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
apn
string
The GPRS Access Point Name specifying the APN used when establishing a data session with the GSM-based network. The APN often determines how the user will be billed for their network usage and whether the user has access to the Internet or just a provider-specific walled-garden, so it is important to use the correct APN for the user's mobile broadband plan. The APN may only be composed of the characters a-z, 0-9, ., and - per GSM 03.60 Section 14.9.
device-id
string
The device unique identifier (as given by the WWAN management service) which this connection applies to. If given, the connection will only apply to the specified device.
home-only
boolean
FALSE
When TRUE, only connections to the home network will be allowed. Connections to roaming networks will not be made.
name
string
gsm
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
network-id
string
The Network ID (GSM LAI format, ie MCC-MNC) to force specific network registration. If the Network ID is specified, NetworkManager will attempt to force the device to register only on the specified network. This can be used to ensure that the device does not roam when direct roaming control of the device is not otherwise possible.
number
string
Number to dial when establishing a PPP data session with the GSM-based mobile broadband network. Many modems do not require PPP for connections to the mobile network and thus this property should be left blank, which allows NetworkManager to select the appropriate settings automatically.
password
string
The password used to authenticate with the network, if required. Many providers do not require a password, or accept any password. But if a password is required, it is specified here.
password-flags
NMSettingSecretFlags (uint32)
Flags indicating how to handle the "password" property.
pin
string
If the SIM is locked with a PIN it must be unlocked before any other operations are requested. Specify the PIN here to allow operation of the device.
pin-flags
NMSettingSecretFlags (uint32)
Flags indicating how to handle the "pin" property.
sim-id
string
The SIM card unique identifier (as given by the WWAN management service) which this connection applies to. If given, the connection will apply to any device also allowed by "device-id" which contains a SIM card matching the given identifier.
sim-operator-id
string
A MCC/MNC string like "310260" or "21601" identifying the specific mobile network operator which this connection applies to. If given, the connection will apply to any device also allowed by "device-id" and "sim-id" which contains a SIM card provisioined by the given operator.
username
string
The username used to authenticate with the network, if required. Many providers do not require a username, or accept any username. But if a username is required, it is specified here.


Table 92. infiniband setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
mac-address
byte array
If specified, this connection will only apply to the IPoIB device whose permanent MAC address matches. This property does not change the MAC address of the device (i.e. MAC spoofing).
mtu
uint32
0
If non-zero, only transmit packets of the specified size or smaller, breaking larger packets up into multiple frames.
name
string
infiniband
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
p-key
int32
-1
The InfiniBand P_Key to use for this device. A value of -1 means to use the default P_Key (aka "the P_Key at index 0"). Otherwise it is a 16-bit unsigned integer, whose high bit is set if it is a "full membership" P_Key.
parent
string
The interface name of the parent device of this device. Normally NULL, but if the "p_key" property is set, then you must specify the base device by setting either this property or "mac-address".
transport-mode
string
The IP-over-InfiniBand transport mode. Either "datagram" or "connected".


Table 93. ipv4 setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
address-data
array of vardict
Array of IPv4 addresses. Each address dictionary contains at least 'address' and 'prefix' entries, containing the IP address as a string, and the prefix length as a uint32. Additional attributes may also exist on some addresses.
addresses
array of array of uint32
[]
Deprecated in favor of the 'address-data' and 'gateway' properties, but this can be used for backward-compatibility with older daemons. Note that if you send this property the daemon will ignore 'address-data' and 'gateway'. Array of IPv4 address structures. Each IPv4 address structure is composed of 3 32-bit values; the first being the IPv4 address (network byte order), the second the prefix (1 - 32), and last the IPv4 gateway (network byte order). The gateway may be left as 0 if no gateway exists for that subnet.
dad-timeout
int32
-1
Timeout in milliseconds used to check for the presence of duplicate IP addresses on the network. If an address conflict is detected, the activation will fail. A zero value means that no duplicate address detection is performed, -1 means the default value (either configuration ipvx.dad-timeout override or 3 seconds). A value greater than zero is a timeout in milliseconds.
dhcp-client-id
string
A string sent to the DHCP server to identify the local machine which the DHCP server may use to customize the DHCP lease and options.
dhcp-fqdn
string
If the "dhcp-send-hostname" property is TRUE, then the specified FQDN will be sent to the DHCP server when acquiring a lease. This property and "dhcp-hostname" are mutually exclusive and cannot be set at the same time.
dhcp-hostname
string
If the "dhcp-send-hostname" property is TRUE, then the specified name will be sent to the DHCP server when acquiring a lease. This property and "dhcp-fqdn" are mutually exclusive and cannot be set at the same time.
dhcp-send-hostname
boolean
TRUE
If TRUE, a hostname is sent to the DHCP server when acquiring a lease. Some DHCP servers use this hostname to update DNS databases, essentially providing a static hostname for the computer. If the "dhcp-hostname" property is NULL and this property is TRUE, the current persistent hostname of the computer is sent.
dhcp-timeout
int32
0
A timeout for a DHCP transaction in seconds.
dns
array of uint32
[]
Array of IP addresses of DNS servers (as network-byte-order integers)
dns-options
array of string
[]
Array of DNS options. NULL means that the options are unset and left at the default. In this case NetworkManager will use default options. This is distinct from an empty list of properties.
dns-priority
int32
0
DNS priority. The relative priority to be used when determining the order of DNS servers in resolv.conf. A lower value means that servers will be on top of the file. Zero selects the default value, which is 50 for VPNs and 100 for other connections. When multiple devices have configurations with the same priority, the one with an active default route will be preferred. Note that when using dns=dnsmasq the order is meaningless since dnsmasq forwards queries to all known servers at the same time. Negative values have the special effect of excluding other configurations with a greater priority value; so in presence of at least a negative priority, only DNS servers from configurations with the lowest priority value will be used.
dns-search
array of string
[]
Array of DNS search domains.
gateway
string
The gateway associated with this configuration. This is only meaningful if "addresses" is also set.
ignore-auto-dns
boolean
FALSE
When "method" is set to "auto" and this property to TRUE, automatically configured nameservers and search domains are ignored and only nameservers and search domains specified in the "dns" and "dns-search" properties, if any, are used.
ignore-auto-routes
boolean
FALSE
When "method" is set to "auto" and this property to TRUE, automatically configured routes are ignored and only routes specified in the "routes" property, if any, are used.
may-fail
boolean
TRUE
If TRUE, allow overall network configuration to proceed even if the configuration specified by this property times out. Note that at least one IP configuration must succeed or overall network configuration will still fail. For example, in IPv6-only networks, setting this property to TRUE on the NMSettingIP4Config allows the overall network configuration to succeed if IPv4 configuration fails but IPv6 configuration completes successfully.
method
string
IP configuration method. NMSettingIP4Config and NMSettingIP6Config both support "auto", "manual", and "link-local". See the subclass-specific documentation for other values. In general, for the "auto" method, properties such as "dns" and "routes" specify information that is added on to the information returned from automatic configuration. The "ignore-auto-routes" and "ignore-auto-dns" properties modify this behavior. For methods that imply no upstream network, such as "shared" or "link-local", these properties must be empty. For IPv4 method "shared", the IP subnet can be configured by adding one manual IPv4 address or otherwise 10.42.x.0/24 is chosen.
name
string
ipv4
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
never-default
boolean
FALSE
If TRUE, this connection will never be the default connection for this IP type, meaning it will never be assigned the default route by NetworkManager.
route-data
array of vardict
Array of IPv4 routes. Each route dictionary contains at least 'dest' and 'prefix' entries, containing the destination IP address as a string, and the prefix length as a uint32. Most routes will also have a 'gateway' entry, containing the gateway IP address as a string. If the route has a 'metric' entry (containing a uint32), that will be used as the metric for the route (otherwise NM will pick a default value appropriate to the device). Additional attributes may also exist on some routes.
route-metric
int64
-1
The default metric for routes that don't explicitly specify a metric. The default value -1 means that the metric is choosen automatically based on the device type. The metric applies to dynamic routes, manual (static) routes that don't have an explicit metric setting, address prefix routes, and the default route. Note that for IPv6, the kernel accepts zero (0) but coerces it to 1024 (user default). Hence, setting this property to zero effectively mean setting it to 1024. For IPv4, zero is a regular value for the metric.
routes
array of array of uint32
[]
Deprecated in favor of the 'route-data' property, but this can be used for backward-compatibility with older daemons. Note that if you send this property the daemon will ignore 'route-data'. Array of IPv4 route structures. Each IPv4 route structure is composed of 4 32-bit values; the first being the destination IPv4 network or address (network byte order), the second the destination network or address prefix (1 - 32), the third being the next-hop (network byte order) if any, and the fourth being the route metric. If the metric is 0, NM will choose an appropriate default metric for the device. (There is no way to explicitly specify an actual metric of 0 with this property.)


Table 94. ipv6 setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
addr-gen-mode
int32
1
Configure method for creating the address for use with RFC4862 IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration. The permitted values are: "eui64", or "stable-privacy". If the property is set to "eui64", the addresses will be generated using the interface tokens derived from hardware address. This makes the host part of the address to stay constant, making it possible to track host's presence when it changes networks. The address changes when the interface hardware is replaced. The value of "stable-privacy" enables use of cryptographically secure hash of a secret host-specific key along with the connection identification and the network address as specified by RFC7217. This makes it impossible to use the address track host's presence, and makes the address stable when the network interface hardware is replaced. On D-Bus, the absence of an addr-gen-mode setting equals enabling "stable-privacy". For keyfile plugin, the absence of the setting on disk means "eui64" so that the property doesn't change on upgrade from older versions. Note that this setting is distinct from the Privacy Extensions as configured by "ip6-privacy" property and it does not affect the temporary addresses configured with this option.
address-data
array of vardict
Array of IPv6 addresses. Each address dictionary contains at least 'address' and 'prefix' entries, containing the IP address as a string, and the prefix length as a uint32. Additional attributes may also exist on some addresses.
addresses
array of legacy IPv6 address struct (a(ayuay))
[]
Deprecated in favor of the 'address-data' and 'gateway' properties, but this can be used for backward-compatibility with older daemons. Note that if you send this property the daemon will ignore 'address-data' and 'gateway'. Array of IPv6 address structures. Each IPv6 address structure is composed of an IPv6 address, a prefix length (1 - 128), and an IPv6 gateway address. The gateway may be zeroed out if no gateway exists for that subnet.
dad-timeout
int32
-1
Timeout in milliseconds used to check for the presence of duplicate IP addresses on the network. If an address conflict is detected, the activation will fail. A zero value means that no duplicate address detection is performed, -1 means the default value (either configuration ipvx.dad-timeout override or 3 seconds). A value greater than zero is a timeout in milliseconds.
dhcp-hostname
string
If the "dhcp-send-hostname" property is TRUE, then the specified name will be sent to the DHCP server when acquiring a lease. This property and "dhcp-fqdn" are mutually exclusive and cannot be set at the same time.
dhcp-send-hostname
boolean
TRUE
If TRUE, a hostname is sent to the DHCP server when acquiring a lease. Some DHCP servers use this hostname to update DNS databases, essentially providing a static hostname for the computer. If the "dhcp-hostname" property is NULL and this property is TRUE, the current persistent hostname of the computer is sent.
dhcp-timeout
int32
0
A timeout for a DHCP transaction in seconds.
dns
array of byte array
[]
Array of IP addresses of DNS servers (in network byte order)
dns-options
array of string
[]
Array of DNS options. NULL means that the options are unset and left at the default. In this case NetworkManager will use default options. This is distinct from an empty list of properties.
dns-priority
int32
0
DNS priority. The relative priority to be used when determining the order of DNS servers in resolv.conf. A lower value means that servers will be on top of the file. Zero selects the default value, which is 50 for VPNs and 100 for other connections. When multiple devices have configurations with the same priority, the one with an active default route will be preferred. Note that when using dns=dnsmasq the order is meaningless since dnsmasq forwards queries to all known servers at the same time. Negative values have the special effect of excluding other configurations with a greater priority value; so in presence of at least a negative priority, only DNS servers from configurations with the lowest priority value will be used.
dns-search
array of string
[]
Array of DNS search domains.
gateway
string
The gateway associated with this configuration. This is only meaningful if "addresses" is also set.
ignore-auto-dns
boolean
FALSE
When "method" is set to "auto" and this property to TRUE, automatically configured nameservers and search domains are ignored and only nameservers and search domains specified in the "dns" and "dns-search" properties, if any, are used.
ignore-auto-routes
boolean
FALSE
When "method" is set to "auto" and this property to TRUE, automatically configured routes are ignored and only routes specified in the "routes" property, if any, are used.
ip6-privacy
NMSettingIP6ConfigPrivacy (int32)
Configure IPv6 Privacy Extensions for SLAAC, described in RFC4941. If enabled, it makes the kernel generate a temporary IPv6 address in addition to the public one generated from MAC address via modified EUI-64. This enhances privacy, but could cause problems in some applications, on the other hand. The permitted values are: -1: unknown, 0: disabled, 1: enabled (prefer public address), 2: enabled (prefer temporary addresses). Having a per-connection setting set to "-1" (unknown) means fallback to global configuration "ipv6.ip6-privacy". If also global configuration is unspecified or set to "-1", fallback to read "/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/default/use_tempaddr". Note that this setting is distinct from the Stable Privacy addresses that can be enabled with the "addr-gen-mode" property's "stable-privacy" setting as another way of avoiding host tracking with IPv6 addresses.
may-fail
boolean
TRUE
If TRUE, allow overall network configuration to proceed even if the configuration specified by this property times out. Note that at least one IP configuration must succeed or overall network configuration will still fail. For example, in IPv6-only networks, setting this property to TRUE on the NMSettingIP4Config allows the overall network configuration to succeed if IPv4 configuration fails but IPv6 configuration completes successfully.
method
string
IP configuration method. NMSettingIP4Config and NMSettingIP6Config both support "auto", "manual", and "link-local". See the subclass-specific documentation for other values. In general, for the "auto" method, properties such as "dns" and "routes" specify information that is added on to the information returned from automatic configuration. The "ignore-auto-routes" and "ignore-auto-dns" properties modify this behavior. For methods that imply no upstream network, such as "shared" or "link-local", these properties must be empty. For IPv4 method "shared", the IP subnet can be configured by adding one manual IPv4 address or otherwise 10.42.x.0/24 is chosen.
name
string
ipv6
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
never-default
boolean
FALSE
If TRUE, this connection will never be the default connection for this IP type, meaning it will never be assigned the default route by NetworkManager.
route-data
array of vardict
Array of IPv6 routes. Each route dictionary contains at least 'dest' and 'prefix' entries, containing the destination IP address as a string, and the prefix length as a uint32. Most routes will also have a 'next-hop' entry, containing the next hop IP address as a string. If the route has a 'metric' entry (containing a uint32), that will be used as the metric for the route (otherwise NM will pick a default value appropriate to the device). Additional attributes may also exist on some routes.
route-metric
int64
-1
The default metric for routes that don't explicitly specify a metric. The default value -1 means that the metric is choosen automatically based on the device type. The metric applies to dynamic routes, manual (static) routes that don't have an explicit metric setting, address prefix routes, and the default route. Note that for IPv6, the kernel accepts zero (0) but coerces it to 1024 (user default). Hence, setting this property to zero effectively mean setting it to 1024. For IPv4, zero is a regular value for the metric.
routes
array of legacy IPv6 route struct (a(ayuayu))
[]
Deprecated in favor of the 'route-data' property, but this can be used for backward-compatibility with older daemons. Note that if you send this property the daemon will ignore 'route-data'. Array of IPv6 route structures. Each IPv6 route structure is composed of an IPv6 address, a prefix length (1 - 128), an IPv6 next hop address (which may be zeroed out if there is no next hop), and a metric. If the metric is 0, NM will choose an appropriate default metric for the device.
token
string
Configure the token for draft-chown-6man-tokenised-ipv6-identifiers-02 IPv6 tokenized interface identifiers. Useful with eui64 addr-gen-mode.


Table 95. ip-tunnel setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
encapsulation-limit
uint32
0
How many additional levels of encapsulation are permitted to be prepended to packets. This property applies only to IPv6 tunnels.
flow-label
uint32
0
The flow label to assign to tunnel packets. This property applies only to IPv6 tunnels.
input-key
string
The key used for tunnel input packets; the property is valid only for certain tunnel modes (GRE, IP6GRE). If empty, no key is used.
local
string
The local endpoint of the tunnel; the value can be empty, otherwise it must contain an IPv4 or IPv6 address.
mode
uint32
0
The tunneling mode, for example NM_IP_TUNNEL_MODE_IPIP (1) or NM_IP_TUNNEL_MODE_GRE (2).
mtu
uint32
0
None
name
string
ip-tunnel
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
output-key
string
The key used for tunnel output packets; the property is valid only for certain tunnel modes (GRE, IP6GRE). If empty, no key is used.
parent
string
If given, specifies the parent interface name or parent connection UUID the new device will be bound to so that tunneled packets will only be routed via that interface.
path-mtu-discovery
boolean
TRUE
Whether to enable Path MTU Discovery on this tunnel.
remote
string
The remote endpoint of the tunnel; the value must contain an IPv4 or IPv6 address.
tos
uint32
0
The type of service (IPv4) or traffic class (IPv6) field to be set on tunneled packets.
ttl
uint32
0
The TTL to assign to tunneled packets. 0 is a special value meaning that packets inherit the TTL value.


Table 96. macvlan setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
mode
uint32
0
The macvlan mode, which specifies the communication mechanism between multiple macvlans on the same lower device.
name
string
macvlan
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
parent
string
If given, specifies the parent interface name or parent connection UUID from which this MAC-VLAN interface should be created. If this property is not specified, the connection must contain an "802-3-ethernet" setting with a "mac-address" property.
promiscuous
boolean
TRUE
Whether the interface should be put in promiscuous mode.
tap
boolean
FALSE
Whether the interface should be a MACVTAP.


Table 97. 802-11-olpc-mesh setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
channel
uint32
0
Channel on which the mesh network to join is located.
dhcp-anycast-address
byte array
Anycast DHCP MAC address used when requesting an IP address via DHCP. The specific anycast address used determines which DHCP server class answers the request.
name
string
802-11-olpc-mesh
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
ssid
byte array
SSID of the mesh network to join.


Table 98. ppp setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
baud
uint32
0
If non-zero, instruct pppd to set the serial port to the specified baudrate. This value should normally be left as 0 to automatically choose the speed.
crtscts
boolean
FALSE
If TRUE, specify that pppd should set the serial port to use hardware flow control with RTS and CTS signals. This value should normally be set to FALSE.
lcp-echo-failure
uint32
0
If non-zero, instruct pppd to presume the connection to the peer has failed if the specified number of LCP echo-requests go unanswered by the peer. The "lcp-echo-interval" property must also be set to a non-zero value if this property is used.
lcp-echo-interval
uint32
0
If non-zero, instruct pppd to send an LCP echo-request frame to the peer every n seconds (where n is the specified value). Note that some PPP peers will respond to echo requests and some will not, and it is not possible to autodetect this.
mppe-stateful
boolean
FALSE
If TRUE, stateful MPPE is used. See pppd documentation for more information on stateful MPPE.
mru
uint32
0
If non-zero, instruct pppd to request that the peer send packets no larger than the specified size. If non-zero, the MRU should be between 128 and 16384.
mtu
uint32
0
If non-zero, instruct pppd to send packets no larger than the specified size.
name
string
ppp
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
no-vj-comp
boolean
FALSE
If TRUE, Van Jacobsen TCP header compression will not be requested.
noauth
boolean
TRUE
If TRUE, do not require the other side (usually the PPP server) to authenticate itself to the client. If FALSE, require authentication from the remote side. In almost all cases, this should be TRUE.
nobsdcomp
boolean
FALSE
If TRUE, BSD compression will not be requested.
nodeflate
boolean
FALSE
If TRUE, "deflate" compression will not be requested.
refuse-chap
boolean
FALSE
If TRUE, the CHAP authentication method will not be used.
refuse-eap
boolean
FALSE
If TRUE, the EAP authentication method will not be used.
refuse-mschap
boolean
FALSE
If TRUE, the MSCHAP authentication method will not be used.
refuse-mschapv2
boolean
FALSE
If TRUE, the MSCHAPv2 authentication method will not be used.
refuse-pap
boolean
FALSE
If TRUE, the PAP authentication method will not be used.
require-mppe
boolean
FALSE
If TRUE, MPPE (Microsoft Point-to-Point Encrpytion) will be required for the PPP session. If either 64-bit or 128-bit MPPE is not available the session will fail. Note that MPPE is not used on mobile broadband connections.
require-mppe-128
boolean
FALSE
If TRUE, 128-bit MPPE (Microsoft Point-to-Point Encrpytion) will be required for the PPP session, and the "require-mppe" property must also be set to TRUE. If 128-bit MPPE is not available the session will fail.


Table 99. pppoe setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
name
string
pppoe
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
password
string
Password used to authenticate with the PPPoE service.
password-flags
NMSettingSecretFlags (uint32)
Flags indicating how to handle the "password" property.
service
string
If specified, instruct PPPoE to only initiate sessions with access concentrators that provide the specified service. For most providers, this should be left blank. It is only required if there are multiple access concentrators or a specific service is known to be required.
username
string
Username used to authenticate with the PPPoE service.


Table 100. serial setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
baud
uint32
57600
Speed to use for communication over the serial port. Note that this value usually has no effect for mobile broadband modems as they generally ignore speed settings and use the highest available speed.
bits
uint32
8
Byte-width of the serial communication. The 8 in "8n1" for example.
name
string
serial
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
parity
byte
The connection parity: 69 (ASCII 'E') for even parity, 111 (ASCII 'o') for odd, 110 (ASCII 'n') for none.
send-delay
uint64
0
Time to delay between each byte sent to the modem, in microseconds.
stopbits
uint32
1
Number of stop bits for communication on the serial port. Either 1 or 2. The 1 in "8n1" for example.


Table 101. team setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
config
string
The JSON configuration for the team network interface. The property should contain raw JSON configuration data suitable for teamd, because the value is passed directly to teamd. If not specified, the default configuration is used. See man teamd.conf for the format details.
interface-name
string
Deprecated in favor of connection.interface-name, but can be used for backward-compatibility with older daemons, to set the team's interface name.
name
string
team
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".


Table 102. team-port setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
config
string
The JSON configuration for the team port. The property should contain raw JSON configuration data suitable for teamd, because the value is passed directly to teamd. If not specified, the default configuration is used. See man teamd.conf for the format details.
name
string
team-port
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".


Table 103. tun setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
group
string
The group ID which will own the device. If set to NULL everyone will be able to use the device.
mode
uint32
1
The operating mode of the virtual device. Allowed values are NM_SETTING_TUN_MODE_TUN (1) to create a layer 3 device and NM_SETTING_TUN_MODE_TAP (2) to create an Ethernet-like layer 2 one.
multi-queue
boolean
FALSE
If the property is set to TRUE, the interface will support multiple file descriptors (queues) to parallelize packet sending or receiving. Otherwise, the interface will only support a single queue.
name
string
tun
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
owner
string
The user ID which will own the device. If set to NULL everyone will be able to use the device.
pi
boolean
FALSE
If TRUE the interface will prepend a 4 byte header describing the physical interface to the packets.
vnet-hdr
boolean
FALSE
If TRUE the IFF_VNET_HDR the tunnel packets will include a virtio network header.


Table 104. vlan setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
egress-priority-map
array of string
[]
For outgoing packets, a list of mappings from Linux SKB priorities to 802.1p priorities. The mapping is given in the format "from:to" where both "from" and "to" are unsigned integers, ie "7:3".
flags
NMVlanFlags (uint32)
One or more flags which control the behavior and features of the VLAN interface. Flags include NM_VLAN_FLAG_REORDER_HEADERS (0x1) (reordering of output packet headers), NM_VLAN_FLAG_GVRP (0x2) (use of the GVRP protocol), and NM_VLAN_FLAG_LOOSE_BINDING (0x4) (loose binding of the interface to its master device's operating state). NM_VLAN_FLAG_MVRP (0x8) (use of the MVRP protocol). The default value of this property is NM_VLAN_FLAG_REORDER_HEADERS, but it used to be 0. To preserve backward compatibility, the default-value in the D-Bus API continues to be 0 and a missing property on D-Bus is still considered as 0.
id
uint32
0
The VLAN identifier that the interface created by this connection should be assigned. The valid range is from 0 to 4094, without the reserved id 4095.
ingress-priority-map
array of string
[]
For incoming packets, a list of mappings from 802.1p priorities to Linux SKB priorities. The mapping is given in the format "from:to" where both "from" and "to" are unsigned integers, ie "7:3".
interface-name
string
Deprecated in favor of connection.interface-name, but can be used for backward-compatibility with older daemons, to set the vlan's interface name.
name
string
vlan
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
parent
string
If given, specifies the parent interface name or parent connection UUID from which this VLAN interface should be created. If this property is not specified, the connection must contain an "802-3-ethernet" setting with a "mac-address" property.


Table 105. vpn setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
data
dict of string to string
{}
Dictionary of key/value pairs of VPN plugin specific data. Both keys and values must be strings.
name
string
vpn
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
persistent
boolean
FALSE
If the VPN service supports persistence, and this property is TRUE, the VPN will attempt to stay connected across link changes and outages, until explicitly disconnected.
secrets
dict of string to string
{}
Dictionary of key/value pairs of VPN plugin specific secrets like passwords or private keys. Both keys and values must be strings.
service-type
string
D-Bus service name of the VPN plugin that this setting uses to connect to its network. i.e. org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.vpnc for the vpnc plugin.
timeout
uint32
0
Timeout for the VPN service to establish the connection. Some services may take quite a long time to connect. Value of 0 means a default timeout, which is 60 seconds (unless overriden by vpn.timeout in configuration file). Values greater than zero mean timeout in seconds.
user-name
string
If the VPN connection requires a user name for authentication, that name should be provided here. If the connection is available to more than one user, and the VPN requires each user to supply a different name, then leave this property empty. If this property is empty, NetworkManager will automatically supply the username of the user which requested the VPN connection.


Table 106. vxlan setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
ageing
uint32
300
Specifies the lifetime in seconds of FDB entries learnt by the kernel.
destination-port
uint32
8472
Specifies the UDP destination port to communicate to the remote VXLAN tunnel endpoint.
id
uint32
0
Specifies the VXLAN Network Identifer (or VXLAN Segment Identifier) to use.
l2-miss
boolean
FALSE
Specifies whether netlink LL ADDR miss notifications are generated.
l3-miss
boolean
FALSE
Specifies whether netlink IP ADDR miss notifications are generated.
learning
boolean
TRUE
Specifies whether unknown source link layer addresses and IP addresses are entered into the VXLAN device forwarding database.
limit
uint32
0
Specifies the maximum number of FDB entries. A value of zero means that the kernel will store unlimited entries.
local
string
If given, specifies the source IP address to use in outgoing packets.
name
string
vxlan
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
parent
string
If given, specifies the parent interface name or parent connection UUID.
proxy
boolean
FALSE
Specifies whether ARP proxy is turned on.
remote
string
Specifies the unicast destination IP address to use in outgoing packets when the destination link layer address is not known in the VXLAN device forwarding database, or the multicast IP address to join.
rsc
boolean
FALSE
Specifies whether route short circuit is turned on.
source-port-max
uint32
0
Specifies the maximum UDP source port to communicate to the remote VXLAN tunnel endpoint.
source-port-min
uint32
0
Specifies the minimum UDP source port to communicate to the remote VXLAN tunnel endpoint.
tos
uint32
0
Specifies the TOS value to use in outgoing packets.
ttl
uint32
0
Specifies the time-to-live value to use in outgoing packets.


Table 107. wimax setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
mac-address
byte array
If specified, this connection will only apply to the WiMAX device whose MAC address matches. This property does not change the MAC address of the device (known as MAC spoofing). Deprecated: 1
name
string
wimax
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
network-name
string
Network Service Provider (NSP) name of the WiMAX network this connection should use. Deprecated: 1


Table 108. 802-3-ethernet setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
assigned-mac-address
string
The new field for the cloned MAC address. It can be either a hardware address in ASCII representation, or one of the special values "preserve", "permanent", "random" or "stable". This field replaces the deprecated "cloned-mac-address" on D-Bus, which can only contain explict hardware addresses.
auto-negotiate
boolean
TRUE
If TRUE, allow auto-negotiation of port speed and duplex mode. If FALSE, do not allow auto-negotiation, in which case the "speed" and "duplex" properties should be set.
cloned-mac-address
byte array
This D-Bus field is deprecated in favor of "assigned-mac-address" which is more flexible and allows specifying special variants like "random".
duplex
string
If specified, request that the device only use the specified duplex mode. Either "half" or "full".
generate-mac-address-mask
string
With "cloned-mac-address" setting "random" or "stable", by default all bits of the MAC address are scrambled and a locally-administered, unicast MAC address is created. This property allows to specify that certain bits are fixed. Note that the least significant bit of the first MAC address will always be unset to create a unicast MAC address. If the property is NULL, it is eligible to be overwritten by a default connection setting. If the value is still NULL or an empty string, the default is to create a locally-administered, unicast MAC address. If the value contains one MAC address, this address is used as mask. The set bits of the mask are to be filled with the current MAC address of the device, while the unset bits are subject to randomization. Setting "FE:FF:FF:00:00:00" means to preserve the OUI of the current MAC address and only randomize the lower 3 bytes using the "random" or "stable" algorithm. If the value contains one additional MAC address after the mask, this address is used instead of the current MAC address to fill the bits that shall not be randomized. For example, a value of "FE:FF:FF:00:00:00 68:F7:28:00:00:00" will set the OUI of the MAC address to 68:F7:28, while the lower bits are randomized. A value of "02:00:00:00:00:00 00:00:00:00:00:00" will create a fully scrambled globally-administered, burned-in MAC address. If the value contains more then one additional MAC addresses, one of them is chosen randomly. For example, "02:00:00:00:00:00 00:00:00:00:00:00 02:00:00:00:00:00" will create a fully scrambled MAC address, randomly locally or globally administered.
mac-address
byte array
If specified, this connection will only apply to the Ethernet device whose permanent MAC address matches. This property does not change the MAC address of the device (i.e. MAC spoofing).
mac-address-blacklist
array of string
[]
If specified, this connection will never apply to the Ethernet device whose permanent MAC address matches an address in the list. Each MAC address is in the standard hex-digits-and-colons notation (00:11:22:33:44:55).
mtu
uint32
0
If non-zero, only transmit packets of the specified size or smaller, breaking larger packets up into multiple Ethernet frames.
name
string
802-3-ethernet
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
port
string
Specific port type to use if multiple the device supports multiple attachment methods. One of "tp" (Twisted Pair), "aui" (Attachment Unit Interface), "bnc" (Thin Ethernet) or "mii" (Media Independent Interface. If the device supports only one port type, this setting is ignored.
s390-nettype
string
s390 network device type; one of "qeth", "lcs", or "ctc", representing the different types of virtual network devices available on s390 systems.
s390-options
dict of string to string
{}
Dictionary of key/value pairs of s390-specific device options. Both keys and values must be strings. Allowed keys include "portno", "layer2", "portname", "protocol", among others. Key names must contain only alphanumeric characters (ie, [a-zA-Z0-9]).
s390-subchannels
array of string
[]
Identifies specific subchannels that this network device uses for communication with z/VM or s390 host. Like the "mac-address" property for non-z/VM devices, this property can be used to ensure this connection only applies to the network device that uses these subchannels. The list should contain exactly 3 strings, and each string may only be composed of hexadecimal characters and the period (.) character.
speed
uint32
0
If non-zero, request that the device use only the specified speed. In Mbit/s, ie 100 == 100Mbit/s.
wake-on-lan
uint32
1
The NMSettingWiredWakeOnLan options to enable. Not all devices support all options. May be any combination of NM_SETTING_WIRED_WAKE_ON_LAN_PHY (0x2), NM_SETTING_WIRED_WAKE_ON_LAN_UNICAST (0x4), NM_SETTING_WIRED_WAKE_ON_LAN_MULTICAST (0x8), NM_SETTING_WIRED_WAKE_ON_LAN_BROADCAST (0x10), NM_SETTING_WIRED_WAKE_ON_LAN_ARP (0x20), NM_SETTING_WIRED_WAKE_ON_LAN_MAGIC (0x40) or the special values NM_SETTING_WIRED_WAKE_ON_LAN_DEFAULT (0x1) (to use global settings) and NM_SETTING_WIRED_WAKE_ON_LAN_IGNORE (0x8000) (to disable management of Wake-on-LAN in NetworkManager).
wake-on-lan-password
string
If specified, the password used with magic-packet-based Wake-on-LAN, represented as an Ethernet MAC address. If NULL, no password will be required.


Table 109. 802-11-wireless setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
assigned-mac-address
string
The new field for the cloned MAC address. It can be either a hardware address in ASCII representation, or one of the special values "preserve", "permanent", "random" or "stable". This field replaces the deprecated "cloned-mac-address" on D-Bus, which can only contain explict hardware addresses.
band
string
802.11 frequency band of the network. One of "a" for 5GHz 802.11a or "bg" for 2.4GHz 802.11. This will lock associations to the Wi-Fi network to the specific band, i.e. if "a" is specified, the device will not associate with the same network in the 2.4GHz band even if the network's settings are compatible. This setting depends on specific driver capability and may not work with all drivers.
bssid
byte array
If specified, directs the device to only associate with the given access point. This capability is highly driver dependent and not supported by all devices. Note: this property does not control the BSSID used when creating an Ad-Hoc network and is unlikely to in the future.
channel
uint32
0
Wireless channel to use for the Wi-Fi connection. The device will only join (or create for Ad-Hoc networks) a Wi-Fi network on the specified channel. Because channel numbers overlap between bands, this property also requires the "band" property to be set.
cloned-mac-address
byte array
This D-Bus field is deprecated in favor of "assigned-mac-address" which is more flexible and allows specifying special variants like "random".
generate-mac-address-mask
string
With "cloned-mac-address" setting "random" or "stable", by default all bits of the MAC address are scrambled and a locally-administered, unicast MAC address is created. This property allows to specify that certain bits are fixed. Note that the least significant bit of the first MAC address will always be unset to create a unicast MAC address. If the property is NULL, it is eligible to be overwritten by a default connection setting. If the value is still NULL or an empty string, the default is to create a locally-administered, unicast MAC address. If the value contains one MAC address, this address is used as mask. The set bits of the mask are to be filled with the current MAC address of the device, while the unset bits are subject to randomization. Setting "FE:FF:FF:00:00:00" means to preserve the OUI of the current MAC address and only randomize the lower 3 bytes using the "random" or "stable" algorithm. If the value contains one additional MAC address after the mask, this address is used instead of the current MAC address to fill the bits that shall not be randomized. For example, a value of "FE:FF:FF:00:00:00 68:F7:28:00:00:00" will set the OUI of the MAC address to 68:F7:28, while the lower bits are randomized. A value of "02:00:00:00:00:00 00:00:00:00:00:00" will create a fully scrambled globally-administered, burned-in MAC address. If the value contains more then one additional MAC addresses, one of them is chosen randomly. For example, "02:00:00:00:00:00 00:00:00:00:00:00 02:00:00:00:00:00" will create a fully scrambled MAC address, randomly locally or globally administered.
hidden
boolean
FALSE
If TRUE, indicates this network is a non-broadcasting network that hides its SSID. In this case various workarounds may take place, such as probe-scanning the SSID for more reliable network discovery. However, these workarounds expose inherent insecurities with hidden SSID networks, and thus hidden SSID networks should be used with caution.
mac-address
byte array
If specified, this connection will only apply to the Wi-Fi device whose permanent MAC address matches. This property does not change the MAC address of the device (i.e. MAC spoofing).
mac-address-blacklist
array of string
[]
A list of permanent MAC addresses of Wi-Fi devices to which this connection should never apply. Each MAC address should be given in the standard hex-digits-and-colons notation (eg "00:11:22:33:44:55").
mac-address-randomization
uint32
0
One of NM_SETTING_MAC_RANDOMIZATION_DEFAULT (0) (never randomize unless the user has set a global default to randomize and the supplicant supports randomization), NM_SETTING_MAC_RANDOMIZATION_NEVER (1) (never randomize the MAC address), or NM_SETTING_MAC_RANDOMIZATION_ALWAYS (2) (always randomize the MAC address). Deprecated: 1
mode
string
Wi-Fi network mode; one of "infrastructure", "adhoc" or "ap". If blank, infrastructure is assumed.
mtu
uint32
0
If non-zero, only transmit packets of the specified size or smaller, breaking larger packets up into multiple Ethernet frames.
name
string
802-11-wireless
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
powersave
uint32
0
One of NM_SETTING_WIRELESS_POWERSAVE_DISABLE (2) (disable Wi-Fi power saving), NM_SETTING_WIRELESS_POWERSAVE_ENABLE (3) (enable Wi-Fi power saving), NM_SETTING_WIRELESS_POWERSAVE_IGNORE (1) (don't touch currently configure setting) or NM_SETTING_WIRELESS_POWERSAVE_DEFAULT (0) (use the globally configured value). All other values are reserved.
rate
uint32
0
If non-zero, directs the device to only use the specified bitrate for communication with the access point. Units are in Kb/s, ie 5500 = 5.5 Mbit/s. This property is highly driver dependent and not all devices support setting a static bitrate.
security
None
This property is deprecated, but can be set to the value '802-11-wireless-security' when a wireless security setting is also present in the connection dictionary, for compatibility with very old NetworkManager daemons.
seen-bssids
array of string
[]
A list of BSSIDs (each BSSID formatted as a MAC address like "00:11:22:33:44:55") that have been detected as part of the Wi-Fi network. NetworkManager internally tracks previously seen BSSIDs. The property is only meant for reading and reflects the BSSID list of NetworkManager. The changes you make to this property will not be preserved.
ssid
byte array
SSID of the Wi-Fi network. Must be specified.
tx-power
uint32
0
If non-zero, directs the device to use the specified transmit power. Units are dBm. This property is highly driver dependent and not all devices support setting a static transmit power.


Table 110. 802-11-wireless-security setting

Key Name Value Type Default Value Value Description
auth-alg
string
When WEP is used (ie, key-mgmt = "none" or "ieee8021x") indicate the 802.11 authentication algorithm required by the AP here. One of "open" for Open System, "shared" for Shared Key, or "leap" for Cisco LEAP. When using Cisco LEAP (ie, key-mgmt = "ieee8021x" and auth-alg = "leap") the "leap-username" and "leap-password" properties must be specified.
group
array of string
[]
A list of group/broadcast encryption algorithms which prevents connections to Wi-Fi networks that do not utilize one of the algorithms in the list. For maximum compatibility leave this property empty. Each list element may be one of "wep40", "wep104", "tkip", or "ccmp".
key-mgmt
string
Key management used for the connection. One of "none" (WEP), "ieee8021x" (Dynamic WEP), "wpa-none" (Ad-Hoc WPA-PSK), "wpa-psk" (infrastructure WPA-PSK), or "wpa-eap" (WPA-Enterprise). This property must be set for any Wi-Fi connection that uses security.
leap-password
string
The login password for legacy LEAP connections (ie, key-mgmt = "ieee8021x" and auth-alg = "leap").
leap-password-flags
NMSettingSecretFlags (uint32)
Flags indicating how to handle the "leap-password" property.
leap-username
string
The login username for legacy LEAP connections (ie, key-mgmt = "ieee8021x" and auth-alg = "leap").
name
string
802-11-wireless-security
The setting's name, which uniquely identifies the setting within the connection. Each setting type has a name unique to that type, for example "ppp" or "wireless" or "wired".
pairwise
array of string
[]
A list of pairwise encryption algorithms which prevents connections to Wi-Fi networks that do not utilize one of the algorithms in the list. For maximum compatibility leave this property empty. Each list element may be one of "tkip" or "ccmp".
proto
array of string
[]
List of strings specifying the allowed WPA protocol versions to use. Each element may be one "wpa" (allow WPA) or "rsn" (allow WPA2/RSN). If not specified, both WPA and RSN connections are allowed.
psk
string
Pre-Shared-Key for WPA networks. If the key is 64-characters long, it must contain only hexadecimal characters and is interpreted as a hexadecimal WPA key. Otherwise, the key must be between 8 and 63 ASCII characters (as specified in the 802.11i standard) and is interpreted as a WPA passphrase, and is hashed to derive the actual WPA-PSK used when connecting to the Wi-Fi network.
psk-flags
NMSettingSecretFlags (uint32)
Flags indicating how to handle the "psk" property.
wep-key-flags
NMSettingSecretFlags (uint32)
Flags indicating how to handle the "wep-key0", "wep-key1", "wep-key2", and "wep-key3" properties.
wep-key-type
NMWepKeyType (uint32)
Controls the interpretation of WEP keys. Allowed values are NM_WEP_KEY_TYPE_KEY (1), in which case the key is either a 10- or 26-character hexadecimal string, or a 5- or 13-character ASCII password; or NM_WEP_KEY_TYPE_PASSPHRASE (2), in which case the passphrase is provided as a string and will be hashed using the de-facto MD5 method to derive the actual WEP key.
wep-key0
string
Index 0 WEP key. This is the WEP key used in most networks. See the "wep-key-type" property for a description of how this key is interpreted.
wep-key1
string
Index 1 WEP key. This WEP index is not used by most networks. See the "wep-key-type" property for a description of how this key is interpreted.
wep-key2
string
Index 2 WEP key. This WEP index is not used by most networks. See the "wep-key-type" property for a description of how this key is interpreted.
wep-key3
string
Index 3 WEP key. This WEP index is not used by most networks. See the "wep-key-type" property for a description of how this key is interpreted.
wep-tx-keyidx
uint32
0
When static WEP is used (ie, key-mgmt = "none") and a non-default WEP key index is used by the AP, put that WEP key index here. Valid values are 0 (default key) through 3. Note that some consumer access points (like the Linksys WRT54G) number the keys 1 - 4.