Environment variables

Introduction

The LXD client and daemon respect some environment variables to adapt to the user's environment and to turn some advanced features on and off.

Common

Name Description
LXD_DIR The LXD data directory
LXD_INSECURE_TLS If set to true, allows all default Go ciphers both for client <-> server communication and server <-> image servers (server <-> server and clustering are not affected)
PATH List of paths to look into when resolving binaries
http_proxy Proxy server URL for HTTP
https_proxy Proxy server URL for HTTPS
no_proxy List of domains that don't require the use of a proxy

Client environment variable

Name Description
EDITOR What text editor to use
VISUAL What text editor to use (if EDITOR isn't set)

Server environment variable

Name Description
LXD_EXEC_PATH Full path to the LXD binary (used when forking subcommands)
LXD_LXC_TEMPLATE_CONFIG Path to the LXC template configuration directory
LXD_SECURITY_APPARMOR If set to false, forces AppArmor off
LXD_UNPRIVILEGED_ONLY If set to true, enforces that only unprivileged containers can be created. Note that any privileged containers that have been created before setting LXD_UNPRIVILEGED_ONLY will continue to be privileged. To use this option effectively it should be set when the LXD daemon is first setup.