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Install and configure NSLCD


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Version information

  • 0.2.0 (latest)
released Jun 10th 2019
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
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Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'a3k-nslcd', '0.2.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add a3k-nslcd
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install a3k-nslcd --version 0.2.0

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a3k/nslcd — version 0.2.0 Jun 10th 2019


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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  3. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  4. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  5. Credits


This module installs and configures NSLCD (local LDAP name service daemon)

NSLCD is used to provide access to identity and authentication remote resource through a common framework.


Example configuration:

class {'::nslcd':
  config => {
    'uid'    => 'nslcd',
    'gid'    => 'ldap',
    'uri'    => 'ldap://',
    'base'   => 'dc=test,dc=local',
    'scope   => 'one',

...or the same config in Hiera:

    'uid': 'nslcd'
    'gid': 'ldap'
    'uri': 'ldap://'
    'base': 'dc=test,dc=local'
    'scope': 'one'

Will be represented in nslcd.conf like this:

uid nslcd
gid ldap
uri ldap://
base dc=test,dc=local
scope one


#####ensure Defines if nslcd and its relevant packages are to be installed or removed. Valid values are 'present' and 'absent'. Type: string Default: present

#####config Configuration options structured like the nslcd.conf file. Array values will be joined into comma-separated lists. Type: hash Default:

config => {
    'uid'    => 'nslcd',
    'gid'    => 'ldap',
    'uri'    => 'ldap://',
    'base'   => 'dc=test,dc=local',
    'scope   => 'one',

#####mkhomedir Set to 'true' to enable auto-creation of home directories on user login. Type: boolean Default: true


Tested on:

  • (CentOS) 7
  • Debian 8,9


  • See CHANGELOG file for additional credits