User items

Manages system user accounts.

users = {
    "jdoe": {
        "full_name": "Jane Doe",
        "gid": 2342,
        "groups": ["admins", "users", "wheel"],
        "home": "/home/jdoe",
        "password_hash": "$6$abcdef$ghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz",
        "shell": "/bin/zsh",
        "uid": 4747,

Attribute reference

See also: The list of generic builtin item attributes

All attributes are optional.


When set to True, this user will be removed from the system. Note that because of how userdel works, the primary group of the user will be removed if it contains no other users. When using delete, no other attributes are allowed.


Full name of the user.


Primary group of the user as numerical ID or group name.

Due to how useradd works, this attribute is required whenever you don't want the default behavior of useradd (usually that means automatically creating a group with the same name as the user). If you want to use an unmanaged group already on the node, you need this attribute. If you want to use a group managed by BundleWrap, you need this attribute. This is true even if the groups mentioned are in fact named like the user.


List of groups (names, not GIDs) the user should belong to. Must NOT include the group referenced by gid.


One of:

  • md5
  • sha256
  • sha512

Defaults to sha512.


Path to home directory. Defaults to /home/USERNAME.


The user's password in plaintext.

Please do not write any passwords into your bundles. This attribute is intended to be used with an external source of passwords and filled dynamically. If you don't have or want such an elaborate setup, specify passwords using the password_hash attribute instead.
If you don't specify a salt along with the password, BundleWrap will use a static salt. Be aware that this is basically the same as using no salt at all.


Hashed password as it would be returned by crypt() and written to /etc/shadow.


Recommended for use with the password attribute. BundleWrap will use 5000 rounds of SHA-512 on this salt and the provided password.


Path to login shell executable.


Numerical user ID. It's your job to make sure it's unique.