Deploy Cerbos as a systemd service

This documentation is for an as-yet unreleased version of Cerbos. Choose 0.36.0 from the version picker at the top right or navigate to https://docs.cerbos.dev for the latest version.

The Cerbos Linux packages will automatically create a systemd service during installation. If you are using the tarballs to create a custom installation, you can modify the following sample systemd service definition to match your requirements.

[Unit]
Description=Cerbos Policy Decision Point

[Service]
ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/cerbos server --config=/etc/cerbos.yaml
ProtectSystem=full
ProtectHome=true
PrivateUsers=true
PrivateTmp=true
DynamicUser=yes

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Refer to systemd documentation for more information about available configuration options.