Puppet module for multi-tenant Mediawiki installation.




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  • 2.0.4 (latest)
  • 2.0.3
released Mar 17th 2014

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aimonb/nexusis_mediawiki — version 2.0.4 Mar 17th 2014

Mediawiki module for Puppet (forked by NexusIS)

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This fork brings the module up to date with latest dependency modules as well as adds a Type and Provider for MediaWiki Extensions.


This module deploys and manages multiple mediawiki instances using a single mediawiki installation. This module has been designed and tested for CentOS 6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Debian Squeeze, Debian Wheezy, and Ubuntu Precise.


First, install the mediawiki package which will be used by all wiki instances:

class { 'mediawiki': server_name => '', admin_email => '', db_root_password => 'really_really_long_password', doc_root => '/var/www/wikis' max_memory => '1024' }

Next, create an individual wiki instance:

mediawiki::instance { 'my_wiki1': db_password => 'super_long_password', db_name => 'wiki1', db_user => 'wiki1_user', port => '80', ensure => 'present' }

Using this module, one can create multiple independent wiki instances. To create another wiki instance, add the following puppet code:

mediawiki::instance { 'my_wiki2': db_password => 'another_super_long_password', db_name => 'another_wiki', db_user => 'another_wiki_user' port => '80', ensure => 'present' }

You can now also manage Extensions:

mediawiki::manage_extension{'ConfirmAccount': ensure => present, instance => 'my_wiki1', source => '', doc_root => '/var/www/wikis', require => Mediawiki::Instance['my_wiki1'] }


Since puppet cannot ensure that all parent directories exist you need to manage these yourself. Therefore, make sure that all parent directories of doc_root directory, an attribute of mediawiki class, exist.

Notes On Testing

Puppet module tests reside in the spec directory. To run tests, execute rake spec anywhere in the module's directory. More information about module testing can be found here:

The Next Generation of Puppet Module Testing


This module is based on puppet-mediawiki by martasd available at