fwupd-remotes.d - Man Page

Name

fwupd-remotes.d — remotes used for the fwupd daemon.  

Synopsis

The /etc/fwupd/remotes.d and /var/fwupd/remotes.d directories are used to read information about remote metadata sources.  The complete description of the file format and possible parameters are documented here for reference purposes.  

File Format

The file consists of a multiple sections with optional parameters. Parameters are of the form:

[section]
key = value

The file is line-based, each newline-terminated line represents either a comment, a section name or a parameter.  

Section and parameter names are case sensitive.  

Only the first equals sign in a parameter is significant.  Whitespace before or after the first equals sign is discarded as is leading and trailing whitespace in a parameter value.  Internal whitespace within a parameter value is retained.  

Any line beginning with a hash (#) character is ignored, as are lines containing only whitespace.  

The values following the equals sign in parameters are all either a string (no quotes needed), unsigned integers, or a boolean, which may be given as true or false.  Case is not significant in boolean values, but is preserved in string values.  

Remote Parameters

The [fwupd Remote] section can contain the following parameters:

Enabled=false

 If the remote should be considered when finding releases for devices.    Only enabled remotes are refreshed when using fwupdmgr refresh and when considering what updates   are available for each device. This value can be modified using fwupdmgr enable-remote.  

Title=

 The single line description to show in any UI tools.  

Keyring=jcat

 The signing scheme to use when downloading and verifying the metadata.    The options are jcat, gpg, pkcs, and none.  

 NOTE: Using Keyring=none is only designed when local firmware installed to an immutable   location, and should not be used when the metadata could be written by an untrusted user.  

 NOTE: Using Keyring=jcat is usually a better choice than Keyring=gpg or Keyring=pkcs   as deployments may disable either PKCS#7 or GPG support. Using Keyring=jcat means it works in   both cases, and JCat also provides other benefits like desynchronized CDN mitigation and multiple   types of checksum.  

MetadataURI=

 The URL of AppStream metadata to download and use. This should have a suffix of .xml.gz for   legacy metadata and .xml.xz for the more modern format.    Only prefixes of http://, https:// and file:// are supported here.  

ApprovalRequired=false

 If set to true then only releases allow-listed with fwupdmgr set-approved-firmware will show   in CLI and GUI tools.  

ReportURI=

 The endpoint to use for sending success reports for firmware obtained from this remote,   or blank to disable this feature.  

AutomaticReports=false

 If true, automatically sent success reports for firmware obtained from this remote after the   firmware update has completed.  

SecurityReportURI=

 The endpoint to use for sending HSI platform security reports, or blank to disable this feature.  

AutomaticSecurityReports=false

 If true, automatically sent HSI platform security reports when running fwupdmgr security.  

OrderBefore=

 This remote will be ordered before any remotes listed here, using commas as the delimiter.  

 NOTE: When the same firmware release is available from multiple remotes, the one with the   highest priority will be used.  

OrderAfter=

 This remote will be ordered after any remotes listed here, using commas as the delimiter.  

Username=

 The username to use for BASIC authentication when downloading metadata and firmware from this   remote, and for uploading success reports.  

Password=

 The password (although, in practice this will be a user *token*) to use for BASIC authentication   when downloading both metadata and firmware from this remote, and for uploading success reports.  

RefreshInterval=

 The time in seconds after which the front end tools should re-download the metadata signature,   or 0 to re-download every time.  

Notes

The basename of the path without the extension is used for the remote ID.  For instance, the /etc/fwupd/remotes.d/lvfs.conf remote file will have ID of lvfs.  

See Also

<fwupd.conf(5)>

Referenced By

fwupd.conf(5).

1.9.15 Remote File Format