landscape client #1

Supports: precise


Landscape is a web-based tool for managing Ubuntu systems. This package is necessary if you want your machine to be managed in a Landscape account. This package provides the Landscape client and requires a Landscape account.


Landscape client is the agent for the Landscape administration system.


This subordinate charm is intended to be used to register a machine against a running Landscape server. Configuration needs to be supplied or it won't do anything. Here is a simple config.yaml to register against the hosted version of Landscape:

landscape-client: account-name: registration-key: tags:

The following is a version if you need to customize the communication URL in case you are running against a dedicated version of Landscape (LDS), This version also sets Script exection, and allows landscape to become any user (even root), to execute scripts:

landscape-client: account-name: standalone registration-key: 128-qosk-7382 tags: laptop,precise,developer ping-url: url: script-users: ALL include-manager-plugins: ScriptExecution


Landscape client has a number of configuration options available allowing customizability into a variety of environments where resources may be scarce or security may be a concern. The most useful and common options are documented below.

To get more detail on options, these correlate directly to configuration settings on landscape-client itself. (landscape-client(1), landscape-client --help)

account-name: Name of the account to register against in the hosted version of Landscape. In the dedicated version of Landscape (LDS), this will always be "standalone"

registration-key: The account registration key, found in the Landscape account GUI.

tags: Comma separated list of tags to apply to the computer once it is registered.

url: The server url to connect to, will usually be https and end with /message-system

ping-url: If the server url is specified, ping-url should also be specified. Will usually be http and end with /ping

include-manager-plugins: This option is primarily used to enable the ScriptExecution plugin, which allows arbitrary scripts to be executed on the registered computer.

script-users: Comma-separated list of users that the landscape client can become to execute scripts. Keyword "ALL" can be used to include all users on the system.

Contact Information

Author: Landscape Team, Report bugs at: Location:


(string) The account this computer belongs to.
(string) Autodiscovery string for DNS A queries
(string) Autodiscovery string for DNS SRV queries
(string) The directory to store data files in (default: '/var/lib/landscape/client/').
(int) The number of seconds between server exchanges.
(string) The URL of the HTTP proxy, if one is needed.
(string) The URL of the HTTPS proxy, if one is needed.
(string) A comma-separated list of manager plugins to load.
(string) The directory to write log files to (default: '/var/log/landscape').
(string) One of debug, info, warning, error or critical.
(string) Origin of ppa or private deb repository from which to install landscape-client. May be one of the following: distro (default), ppa:somecustom/ppa or a full APT url source entry with optional key. For example: deb precise main|YOURAPTKEY" Also supported is a public branch like lp:~landscape/landscape-client/trunk
(int) The number of seconds between pings.
(string) The URL to perform lightweight exchange initiation with.
(string) The account-wide key used for registering clients.
(string) A comma-separated list of users to allow scripts to run. To allow scripts to be run by any user, enter: ALL
(boolean) Enable server autodiscovery.
(string) The public SSL key to verify the server. Only used if the given URL is https.
(string) Comma separated list of tag names to be sent to the server.
(int) The number of seconds between urgent server exchanges.
(string) The server URL to connect to.