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Manage a krb5.keytab and the krb5.conf file


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Version information

  • 1.0.0 (latest)
released Sep 11th 2015
This version is compatible with:

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'ceh-krb5', '1.0.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add ceh-krb5
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install ceh-krb5 --version 1.0.0

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Tags: kerberos, krb5, sso


ceh/krb5 — version 1.0.0 Sep 11th 2015



This is the kerberos module, you can use this to manage a krb5.keytab and the krb5.conf file

Module Description

This puppet module manages the configuration files required for using kerberos as the authentication mechanism for things like cifs mounts.

To this end, this module has been designed to compliment the puppet-fstab module.


What Krb5 affects

  • Manages the /etc/krb5.conf file
  • Deploys a /etc/krb5.keytab file


To create an insance of tomcat

class { 'krb5':
    default_realm => 'AD.NERC.AC.UK',
    keytab        => 'puppet:///puppet_share/keytab.file',

krb5::realm { 'AD.NERC.AC.UK':
   kdc            => 'some.ip.address',
   admin_server   => 'some.ip.address',
   default_domain => ''


This module has been tested on ubuntu 14.04 lts


Christopher Johnson -