capabilities – Manage Linux capabilities

Synopsis

  • This module manipulates files privileges using the Linux capabilities(7) system.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
capability
string / required
Desired capability to set (with operator and flags, if state is present) or remove (if state is absent)

aliases: cap
path
string / required
Specifies the path to the file to be managed.

aliases: key
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Whether the entry should be present or absent in the file's capabilities.

Notes

Note

  • The capabilities system will automatically transform operators and flags into the effective set, so for example, cap_foo=ep will probably become cap_foo+ep.
  • This module does not attempt to determine the final operator and flags to compare, so you will want to ensure that your capabilities argument matches the final capabilities.

Examples

- name: Set cap_sys_chroot+ep on /foo
  capabilities:
    path: /foo
    capability: cap_sys_chroot+ep
    state: present

- name: Remove cap_net_bind_service from /bar
  capabilities:
    path: /bar
    capability: cap_net_bind_service
    state: absent

Status

Authors

  • Nate Coraor (@natefoo)

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