Puppet 4 Sensitive Data Types


You often need to handle sensitive data in manifests when using Puppet. Private keys, passwords, etc. There has not been a native way to deal with these and so a cottage industry of community tools have spring up. To deal with data at rest various Hiera backends like the popular hiera-eyaml exist, to deal with Read More

A Puppet 4 Hiera Based Node Classifier


When I first wrote Hiera I included a simple little hack called hiera_include() that would do a Array lookup and include everything it found. I only included it even because include at the time did not take Array arguments. In time this has become quite widely used and many people do their node classification using Read More

Puppet 4 Type Aliases


Back when I first took a look at Puppet 4 features I explored the new Data Types and said: Additionally I cannot see myself using a Struct like above in the argument list – to which Henrik says they are looking to add a typedef thing to the language so you can give complex Struc’s Read More

The Puppet 4 Lookup Function


Puppet 4 has a new lookup subsystem exposed to the user in a few places: The lookup() function Automatic parameter lookups Configuring the automatic parameter lookups via Data in Modules I’ve not been able to figure out everything the docs have been trying to say about this function but it turns out they were copied Read More

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