podman-system-service - Run an API service
podman system service [options]
The podman system service command creates a listening service that will answer API calls for Podman. You may optionally provide an endpoint for the API in URI form. For example, unix:///tmp/foobar.sock or tcp:localhost:8080. If no endpoint is provided, defaults will be used. The default endpoint for a rootfull service is unix:///run/podman/podman.sock and rootless is unix://$XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/podman/podman.sock (for example unix:///run/user/1000/podman/podman.sock)
To access the API service inside a container:
mount the socket as a volume
run the container with
The REST API provided by podman system service is split into two parts: a compatibility layer offering support for the Docker v1.40 API, and a Podman-native Libpod layer. Documentation for the latter is available at https://docs.podman.io/en/latest/_static/api.html. Both APIs are versioned, but the server will not reject requests with an unsupported version set.
Note: The default systemd unit files (system and user) change the log-level option to info from error. This change provides additional information on each API call.
The time until the session expires in seconds. The default is 5
seconds. A value of
0 means no timeout, therefore the session will not expire.
The default timeout can be changed via the
service_timeout=VALUE field in containers.conf.
See containers.conf(5) for more information.
CORS headers to inject to the HTTP response. The default value is empty string which disables CORS headers.
Print usage statement.
Run an API listening for 5 seconds using the default socket.
podman system service --time 5
January 2020, Originally compiled by Brent Baude
November 2020, Updated by Jhon Honce (jhonce at redhat dot com)