FreedomBox’s web front does not directly change any aspect of the underlying operating system. Instead, it calls upon actions, as shell commands. Actions live in /usr/share/plinth/actions directory. They require no interaction beyond passing command line arguments or taking sensitive arguments via stdin. They change the operation of the services and apps of the FreedomBox and nothing else. These actions are also directly usable by a skilled administrator.

The following documentation for the actions module.