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This task performs a hiera lookup


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Version information

  • 0.1.0 (latest)
released Feb 6th 2018
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
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  • hiera_lookup

Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'beersy-hiera_lookup', '0.1.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add beersy-hiera_lookup
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install beersy-hiera_lookup --version 0.1.0

Direct download is not typically how you would use a Puppet module to manage your infrastructure, but you may want to download the module in order to inspect the code.



beersy/hiera_lookup — version 0.1.0 Feb 6th 2018

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Puppet Hiera Lookup Task

This module adds a Task for performing hiera lookups.

For Puppet Enterprise users, this means you can allow users or admins to perform hiera lookups without giving them SSH access to your Puppet master! The ability to run this task remotely or via the Console is gated and tracked by the RBAC system built in to PE.


This module is compatible with Puppet Enterprise and Puppet Bolt.


Puppet Enterprise Tasks

With Puppet Enterprise 2017.3 or higher, you can run this task from the console or the command line.

Here's a command line example where we are looking up ntp::servers from the Puppet master,

[abir@workstation]$ puppet task run hiera_lookup keys=ntp::servers -n
Starting job ...
New job ID: 346
Nodes: 1

Started on ...
Finished on node
    key: ntp::servers

Job completed. 1/1 nodes succeeded.
Duration: 10 sec


With Bolt, you can run this task on the command line like so:

bolt task run hiera_lookup keys=ntp::servers --nodes


  • keys: A comma-separated list of keys to look up
  • environment: Environment to use for look up (optional)
  • certname: Node to use for look up (optional)
  • explain: Enable explain (optional). Defaults to no.