The Journal of Simon Hanmer

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Controlling file permissions with Puppet without controlling content

Have you ever wanted to control the permissions of a file in Puppet without worrying about the contents of the file? As an example, we needed to deploy a private/public key pair – we didn’t want to place the keys… Continue Reading →

Using eyaml to secure Puppet & Hiera data.

These days, it’s generally accepted that we should all be using code repositories to store and manage our code, but there have been several cases recently where passwords or other sensitive data have been exposed either due to security issues… Continue Reading →

Managing user groups under Linux with Puppet and Augeas

I recently came across the situation where for a specific set of machines I needed to assign a specific combination of users to a group.

Introducing Puppet presentation

I recently gave a short presentation to our local Amazon Web Services user group about Puppet and how to use it for deploying and managing hosts – the presentation is below:    

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