Allows setting root password.

Eric B



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Version information

  • 0.0.3 (latest)
  • 0.0.2 (deleted)
  • 0.0.1 (deleted)
released Feb 22nd 2016
This version is compatible with:
  • RedHat

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Ramorous/root_user — version 0.0.3 Feb 22nd 2016


####Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - Why is this useful?
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with root_user
  4. License


Allows setting root password for specific hosts.

##Module Description

This module will allow you to set a host's root password.

This module was tested and works great within RedHat Satellite 6.1.


##Setup Requirements

##Beginning with run once

    root_user {
      "class_enabled" => false,
      "password" => "SomePassword",
      "enc_type" => "SHA-512",
      "enc_salt" => "SomeSalt",
class_enabled  (Boolean: default [false])
- Enables/Disables the process
password (String: default undefined)
- The password
enc_type (String: default SHA-512)
- Choice of MD5, SHA-256, SHA-512
enc_salt (String default "root_user")
- Salt for Password Encryption


Copyright 2015 Eric B

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