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, IP addresses or CIDR ranges 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)

LXD_CONF

Path to the LXC configuration directory

LXD_GLOBAL_CONF

Path to the global LXC configuration directory

LXC_REMOTE

Name of the remote to use (overrides configured default remote)

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.

LXD_OVMF_PATH

Path to an OVMF build including OVMF_CODE.fd and OVMF_VARS.ms.fd

LXD_SHIFTFS_DISABLE

Disable shiftfs support (useful when testing traditional UID shifting)

LXD_DEVMONITOR_DIR

Path to be monitored by the device monitor. This is primarily for testing.