This version is compatible with:
- Puppet Enterprise 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
- Puppet >= 4.7.0 < 6.0.0
####Table of Contents
- Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
- Setup - The basics of getting started with puppet_audit
- Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
- Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
- Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
- Development - Guide for contributing to the module
This module allows you to be alerted of changes to files and directories that you need to audit but do not necessarily want to change.
Puppet has had Tripwire-style functionality for a while, but the previous implementation
audit metaparameter in conjunction with the
puppet inspect subcommend) had
some significant drawbacks. This module provides similar benefits to the
method, but does so using regular Puppet resources and reports, so its provides a clean,
It implements a few defined types,
which will check (but not manage) properties that you assert about the each instantiation
of the type. Differences between the desired state and the actual state on the system will
trigger a report entry describing the difference, but because each resource has the
metaparameter set to
true, will not change the state of the filesystem.
This is useful if, for example, you work in an environment where a security team is interested in using Puppet for Tripwire / Samhain / Nessus style functionality but does not want to actively manage the files in question, and simply be alerted using Puppet's reporting mechanism if there has been drift.
The puppet_audit module packages 3 defined resource types to check the presence / integrity of sensitive files, directories and symbolic links.
A standalone module which consumes hiera hash data pertinent to files, directories and symbolic links in the following example form:
Install the module from the forge and classify appropriate nodes with a profile class i.e.
Hiera data for example usage:
###What puppet_audit affects
- Each file, symlink, or directory you want to be informed about needs to have its "correct" properties asserted in the instantiation of its defined type
- Additionally, for files, the md5 sum needs to be asserted using the
$fileMD5attribute. You can generate this from the system using the
md5sum(1)command on Linux systems, the
md5command on Mac OS X, or
openssl md5 < *(filename)*on systems which do not have either of these utilities installed.
- using tags / tagmail?
###Setup Requirements OPTIONAL
###Beginning with puppet_audit
This module expands and abstracts the "Alternate Compliance Workflow" outlined in the Puppet Enterprise documentation.
puppet_audit examples/profiles shows desired usage. ##Reference
Please see: https://docs.puppetlabs.com/hiera/1/lookup_types.html for information on encapsulating data in hiera hashes.
- The files, links and directories you create using puppet_audit cannot also be managed in other parts of your Puppet configuration as regular resources; doing so will cause a "duplicate resource" error.
- This module has been tested on Darwin [OSX] and Centos 6.5. Although it simply leverages Puppet resources in a known pattern.
Only the list of files, directories and symlinks specified in the appropriate hiera hashes.
abuxton dbmoore trlinkin
2015-01-05 Release 0.1.0 abuxton - first release. 2015-01-06 Release 0.1.1 dbmoore - added hiera and profiles example
- puppetlabs-stdlib (>= 5.0.0)
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