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ZFS-ALLOW(8) System Manager's Manual ZFS-ALLOW(8)

NAME

zfs-allow
Delegates ZFS administration permission for the file systems to non-privileged users.

SYNOPSIS

zfs allow [-dglu] user|group[,user|group]... perm|@setname[,perm|@setname]... filesystem|volume

zfs allow [-dl] -e|everyone perm|@setname[,perm|@setname]... filesystem|volume

zfs allow -c perm|@setname[,perm|@setname]... filesystem|volume

zfs allow -s @setname perm|@setname[,perm|@setname]... filesystem|volume

zfs unallow [-dglru] user|group[,user|group]... [perm|@setname[,perm|@setname]...] filesystem|volume

zfs unallow [-dlr] -e|everyone [perm|@setname[,perm|@setname]...] filesystem|volume

zfs unallow [-r] -c [perm|@setname[,perm|@setname]...] filesystem|volume

zfs unallow [-r] -s @setname [perm|@setname[,perm|@setname]...] filesystem|volume

DESCRIPTION

zfs allow filesystem|volume
Displays permissions that have been delegated on the specified filesystem or volume. See the other forms of zfs allow for more information.

Delegations are supported under Linux with the exception of mount, unmount, mountpoint, canmount, rename, and share. These permissions cannot be delegated because the Linux mount(8) command restricts modifications of the global namespace to the root user.

zfs allow [-dglu] user|group[,user|group]... perm|@setname[,perm|@setname]... filesystem|volume
 
zfs allow [-dl] -e|everyone perm|@setname[,perm|@setname]... filesystem|volume
Delegates ZFS administration permission for the file systems to non-privileged users.
Allow only for the descendent file systems.
|everyone
Specifies that the permissions be delegated to everyone.
group[,group]...
Explicitly specify that permissions are delegated to the group.
Allow “locally” only for the specified file system.
user[,user]...
Explicitly specify that permissions are delegated to the user.
user|group[,user|group]...
Specifies to whom the permissions are delegated. Multiple entities can be specified as a comma-separated list. If neither of the -gu options are specified, then the argument is interpreted preferentially as the keyword everyone, then as a user name, and lastly as a group name. To specify a user or group named “everyone”, use the -g or -u options. To specify a group with the same name as a user, use the -g options.
perm|@setname[,perm|@setname]...
The permissions to delegate. Multiple permissions may be specified as a comma-separated list. Permission names are the same as ZFS subcommand and property names. See the property list below. Property set names, which begin with @, may be specified. See the -s form below for details.

If neither of the -dl options are specified, or both are, then the permissions are allowed for the file system or volume, and all of its descendents.

Permissions are generally the ability to use a ZFS subcommand or change a ZFS property. The following permissions are available:

NAME             TYPE           NOTES
allow            subcommand     Must also have the permission that is
                                being allowed
clone            subcommand     Must also have the 'create' ability and
                                'mount' ability in the origin file system
create           subcommand     Must also have the 'mount' ability.
                                Must also have the 'refreservation' ability to
                                create a non-sparse volume.
destroy          subcommand     Must also have the 'mount' ability
diff             subcommand     Allows lookup of paths within a dataset
                                given an object number, and the ability
                                to create snapshots necessary to
                                'zfs diff'.
hold             subcommand     Allows adding a user hold to a snapshot
load-key         subcommand     Allows loading and unloading of encryption key
                                (see 'zfs load-key' and 'zfs unload-key').
change-key       subcommand     Allows changing an encryption key via
                                'zfs change-key'.
mount            subcommand     Allows mount/umount of ZFS datasets
promote          subcommand     Must also have the 'mount' and 'promote'
                                ability in the origin file system
receive          subcommand     Must also have the 'mount' and 'create'
                                ability
release          subcommand     Allows releasing a user hold which might
                                destroy the snapshot
rename           subcommand     Must also have the 'mount' and 'create'
                                ability in the new parent
rollback         subcommand     Must also have the 'mount' ability
send             subcommand
share            subcommand     Allows sharing file systems over NFS
                                or SMB protocols
snapshot         subcommand     Must also have the 'mount' ability

groupquota       other          Allows accessing any groupquota@...
                                property
groupused        other          Allows reading any groupused@... property
userprop         other          Allows changing any user property
userquota        other          Allows accessing any userquota@...
                                property
userused         other          Allows reading any userused@... property
projectobjquota  other          Allows accessing any projectobjquota@...
                                property
projectquota     other          Allows accessing any projectquota@... property
projectobjused   other          Allows reading any projectobjused@... property
projectused      other          Allows reading any projectused@... property

aclinherit       property
acltype          property
atime            property
canmount         property
casesensitivity  property
checksum         property
compression      property
copies           property
devices          property
exec             property
filesystem_limit property
mountpoint       property
nbmand           property
normalization    property
primarycache     property
quota            property
readonly         property
recordsize       property
refquota         property
refreservation   property
reservation      property
secondarycache   property
setuid           property
sharenfs         property
sharesmb         property
snapdir          property
snapshot_limit   property
utf8only         property
version          property
volblocksize     property
volsize          property
vscan            property
xattr            property
zoned            property
    
zfs allow -c perm|@setname[,perm|@setname]... filesystem|volume
Sets “create time” permissions. These permissions are granted (locally) to the creator of any newly-created descendent file system.
zfs allow -s @setname perm|@setname[,perm|@setname]... filesystem|volume
Defines or adds permissions to a permission set. The set can be used by other zfs allow commands for the specified file system and its descendents. Sets are evaluated dynamically, so changes to a set are immediately reflected. Permission sets follow the same naming restrictions as ZFS file systems, but the name must begin with @, and can be no more than 64 characters long.
zfs unallow [-dglru] user|group[,user|group]... [perm|@setname[,perm|@setname]...] filesystem|volume
 
zfs unallow [-dlr] -e|everyone [perm|@setname[,perm|@setname]...] filesystem|volume
 
zfs unallow [-r] -c [perm|@setname[,perm|@setname]...] filesystem|volume
Removes permissions that were granted with the zfs allow command. No permissions are explicitly denied, so other permissions granted are still in effect. For example, if the permission is granted by an ancestor. If no permissions are specified, then all permissions for the specified user, group, or everyone are removed. Specifying everyone (or using the -e option) only removes the permissions that were granted to everyone, not all permissions for every user and group. See the zfs allow command for a description of the -ldugec options.
Recursively remove the permissions from this file system and all descendents.
zfs unallow [-r] -s @setname [perm|@setname[,perm|@setname]...] filesystem|volume
Removes permissions from a permission set. If no permissions are specified, then all permissions are removed, thus removing the set entirely.
June 30, 2019 Linux