amanda-security.conf man page

amanda-security.conf — Client configuration file for Amanda

Description

amanda-security.conf(5) is the security configuration file for Amanda. This manpage lists the relevant sections and parameters of this file.

The file must be installed at /etc/amanda-security.conf and only root must be able to write to it. Good permission are:

It must be readable by the amanda user and owned by root. Good permissions are:

$ ls -l /etc/amanda-security.conf
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1994 Jan 29 13:45 /etc/amanda-security.conf

An example file should be installed at /etc/amanda/amanda-security.conf.

All lines with '#' as the first character ar comment line.

Secure Binaries

The list of all executables amanda can execute as root. The format is as follow:

AMANDA_PROGRAM:SYMBOLIC_NAME=REALPATH_TO_BINARY

This file must contains realpath to executable, with all symbolic links resolved. You can use the 'realpath' command to find them.

Multiple line can be added for the same 'AMANDA_PROGRAM:SYMBOLIC_NAME' if you are using multiple binaries.

The 'AMANDA_PROGRAM:SYMBOLIC_NAME' can be any of the following:

runtar:gnutar_path

The gnutar binary runtar is allowed to run. The default is `amgetconf build.gnutar_path`

amgtar:gnutar_path

The gnutar binary amgtar is allowed to run. The default is `amgetconf build.gnutar_path`

amstar:star_path

The star binary amstar is allowed to run. The default is `amgetconf build.star_path`

ambsdtar:bsdtar_path

The bsdtar binary ambsdtar is allowed to run. The default is `amgetconf build.bsdtar_path`

Others Security Parameters

restore_by_amanda_user=[yes|no]

Default: no. Set to 'yes' if you want the amanda use to restore file as root, required only if you run amgtar, amstar or ambsdtar as the amanda backup for recovery.

See Also

amanda(8), amanda.conf(5)

The Amanda Wiki: : http://wiki.zmanda.com/

Author

Jean-Louis Martineau <martineau@zmanda.com>

Zmanda, Inc. (http://www.zmanda.com)

Referenced By

amanda(8).

10/18/2016 Amanda 3.4 File formats and conventions