Commit c1348e23 authored by Simon McVittie's avatar Simon McVittie Committed by Simon McVittie

dbus-daemon(1): Actually document "own" rules

Signed-off-by: Simon McVittie's avatarSimon McVittie <>
Reviewed-by: Thiago Macieira's avatarThiago Macieira <>
parent bc9c63f8
......@@ -938,6 +938,17 @@ the character "*" can be substituted, meaning "any." Complex globs
like "*" aren't allowed for now because they'd be work to
implement and maybe encourage sloppy security anyway.</para>
Rules with the <literal>own</literal> or <literal>own_prefix</literal>
attribute are checked when a connection attempts to own a well-known bus
names. As a special case, <literal>own="*"</literal> matches any well-known
bus name. The well-known session bus normally allows any connection to
own any name, while the well-known system bus normally does not allow any
connection to own any name, except where allowed by further configuration.
System services that will own a name must install configuration that allows
them to do so, usually via rules of the form
<literal>&lt;policy user="some-system-user"&gt;&lt;allow own="&hellip;"/&gt;&lt;/policy&gt;</literal>.
<para>&lt;allow own_prefix="a.b"/&gt; allows you to own the name "a.b" or any
name whose first dot-separated elements are "a.b": in particular,
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