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7.2. Using Multiple SSSD Configuration Files on a Per-client Basis

The default configuration file for SSSD is /etc/sssd/sssd.conf. Apart from this file, SSSD can read its configuration from all *.conf files in the /etc/sssd/conf.d/ directory.
For example, this allows you to use the default /etc/sssd/sssd.conf file on all clients and add additional settings in further configuration files to extend the functionality individually on a per-client basis.

How SSSD Processes the Configuration Files

SSSD reads the configuration files in this order:
  1. The primary /etc/sssd/sssd.conf file
  2. Other *.conf files in /etc/sssd/conf.d/, in alphabetical order
If the same parameter appears in multiple configuration files, SSSD uses the last read parameter.


SSSD does not read hidden files (files starting with .) in the conf.d directory.