Ubuntu Core documentation
Welcome to the home of Ubuntu Core documentation.
Ubuntu Core is a version of the Ubuntu operating system designed and engineered for IoT and embedded systems. It’s built entirely from snap packages to create a secure, robust, confined and transaction-based system that’s easy to install, deploy and upgrade.
Why use Ubuntu Core?
Easy image building: An image can be built locally for custom hardware with just a couple of device-specific definition files and the snapcraft and ubuntu-image commands.
Easy to maintain: Updates are delivered automatically without any further configuration. They’re signed, autonomous and atomic, and can withstand unpredictable hardware and network conditions, even to the operating system.
Security comes first: Secure boot works out-of-the-box (x86 with TPM or ARM with HSM). Full disk encryption guarantees the integrity of your data and key validation ensures what’s running is exactly what’s intended to run.
Give it a go! Follow our Getting started guide and you’ll be running Ubuntu Core in minutes.
|Install Ubuntu Core 20||Get Ubuntu Core on a Raspberry Pi or VM|
|Using Ubuntu Core||First steps with your new installation|
|Create a custom image||Build your own Ubuntu Core with your own apps|
|How-to-guides||Get stuff done|
|Activate a recovery mode||Repair, restore or reinstall an impaired device|
|Add a system user||Write a USB-based assertion to create a user|
|Build a gadget snap||Create a version of Ubuntu Core for your device|
|Reference||How Ubuntu Core works|
|System requirements||What you need, and what we support|
|Ubuntu Core configuration||Adjust values for refresh intervals, SSH and more|
|Gadget snaps||Unravel the gadget snap and system properties|
|Conceptual guides||Why it does what it does|
|Snaps in Ubuntu Core||Discover which snaps Ubuntu Core is built upon|
|Refresh control||Updates that are finely managed and controlled|
|Security and sandboxing||Understanding security policies and configuration|
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