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Manage the skeleton used by `useradd` for user creation


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Version information

  • 0.0.1 (latest)
released Oct 10th 2014
This version is compatible with:
  • ArchLinux, Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu

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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'carlasouza-userskel', '0.0.1'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add carlasouza-userskel
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install carlasouza-userskel --version 0.0.1

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carlasouza/userskel — version 0.0.1 Oct 10th 2014


Manage the skeleton used by useradd for user creation.

It already comes with default content for .bashrc, .bash_logout, .gemrc, .gitignore_global and .profile files inside files/default/ directory of this module.

Modify, remove or add more files at files/default as desired, or create new collections by creating a subfolder at files/. It will look for files/$name as skel source. If non existent, the default directory will be used as source.


Prevent any created user to ssh to your server

userskel { 'server':
  shell             => '/bin/nologin',
  create_mail_spool => 'yes'

Change the default shell to zsh

userskel { 'desktop':
  shell => '/bin/zsh',
  group => '1001'


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Carla Souza


Copyright 2014 Carla Souza. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.