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Samba is a module for samba service config and package version managing.


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Version information

  • 0.2.0 (latest)
  • 0.1.0
released Aug 6th 2021
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, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.10.0 < 7.0.0
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  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'arrnorets-samba', '0.2.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add arrnorets-samba
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install arrnorets-samba --version 0.2.0

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arrnorets/samba — version 0.2.0 Aug 6th 2021

Table of contents

  1. Common purpose
  2. Compatibility
  3. Installation
  4. Config example in Hiera and result files

1. Common purpose

Samba is a module for samba service config and package version manasging.

2. Compatibility

This module was tested on CentOS 7 and Gentoo Linux. However, it should work on newer versions of CentOS, Fedora and RHEL as well where Ansible 2.9 or newer is available.

3. Installation

mod 'samba',
    :git => '',
    :ref => 'main'

4. Config example in Hiera and result files

This module follows the concept of so called "XaaH in Puppet". The principles are described here and here.

Here is the example of config in Hiera:

    ansible: '2.9.10-1.el7'
    samba: "present"

  enable: true

    "<user>": "<password>"

      workgroup: "MYGROUP"
      server string: "Samba Server on mypc"
      server role: "standalone server"
      hosts allow: "192.168.1. 127."
      log file: "/var/log/samba/log.%m"
      max log size: 50
      interfaces: ""

      path: "/home/<user>/work/syseng"
      "write list": "<user>"
      writable: "yes"
      printable: "no"
      create mask: "0644"
      directory mask: "0755"

It will install ansible and samba packages, enable services smbd and nmbd and produce the folowing files:

  • /etc/samba/smb.conf:
    workgroup = MYGROUP
    server string = Samba Server on mypc
    server role = standalone server
    hosts allow = 192.168.1. 127.
    log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
    max log size = 50
    interfaces =
    path = /home/<user>/work/syseng
    write list = <user>
    writable = yes
    printable = no
    create mask = 0644
    directory mask = 0755
  • /opt/ansible4puppet-samba/conf/site.yml:
    - name: Configure SAMBA users
      hosts: localhost
      strategy: linear
        - name: "<user>"
          passwd: "<password>"
        users_to_remove: [] 
      - name: Set samba users
        shell: |
                (echo '{{ item.passwd }}'; echo '{{ item.passwd }}') | smbpasswd -s -a "{{ }}"
          - "{{ users_to_add }}"
        no_log: True
        delegate_to: localhost
      - name: Remove samba users
        shell: |
                smbpasswd -x "{{ }}"
          - "{{ users_to_remove }}"
        no_log: True
        delegate_to: localhost

The Ansible site.yml will be executed by exec resource inside of the module once the file site.yml changes.