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.
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:
Last updated 2 years ago.