Glossary term: Shepherd


The UBOS Shepherd is the person who administers one or more Devices running UBOS. These Devices together are called the Shepherd’s Flock.

The Shepherd uses a USB stick, called the UBOS Staff, to configure each Device in the Flock by booting it with the UBOS Staff present in the Device’s USB port.

Configuration information picked up by the UBOS Device will remain valid until the Shepherd reboots the Device with a different, or differently configured UBOS Staff inserted.

After the initial boot, the Shepherd can use a Linux account called shepherd to administer Devices.

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