The account-control interface

account-control allows managing non-system user accounts on Ubuntu Core systems.

This interface enables the management of the extrausers table in the Name Service Switch (NSS) databases on Ubuntu Core to manage both non-system unprivileged and privileged users and groups.

The interface does not allow the management of users and groups for the system NSS databases in /etc.

Due to the privileged nature of access enabled by this interface, its use is reserved exclusively for “management snaps” from brand stores.

Interface documentation:
See Interface management and Supported interfaces for further details on how interfaces are used.


Developer details

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Code examples

The account-control interface is used in the usbtop snap to help monitor USB traffic: https://github.com/ogra1/usbtop/blob/master/snap/snapcraft.yaml

The source code for this interface is in the snapd repository:
https://github.com/snapcore/snapd/blob/master/interfaces/builtin/account_control.go

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