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Version information

  • 1.4.1 (latest)
  • 1.4.0
  • 1.3.4
  • 1.3.3
  • 1.3.2
  • 1.3.1
  • 1.3.0
  • 1.2.2
  • 1.2.1
  • 1.2.0
released Feb 13th 2023
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.2.x, 2023.1.x, 2023.0.x, 2021.7.x, 2021.6.x, 2021.5.x, 2021.4.x, 2021.3.x, 2021.2.x, 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x, 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, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >=4.0.0 < 8.0.0
  • , Ubuntu

Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'cirrax-gitolite', '1.4.1'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add cirrax-gitolite
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install cirrax-gitolite --version 1.4.1

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.

Tags: git, gitolite


cirrax/gitolite — version 1.4.1 Feb 13th 2023

gitolite puppet module

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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Usage
  3. Reference
  4. Contribuiting


This module is used to configure gitolite and to configure git repositories and permissions.


To start using gitolite you need to include the gitolite main class.

A minimal example might be:

  user     => 'gitolite',
  userhome => '/srv/gitolite',

The gitolite::admin class is only used if you like to do all admin work through puppet (like create new repos, users and permissions). If gitolite::admin is not included, you can use the admin git repo to do these tasks (feature of gitolite).


Find documentation about possible parameters on top of each manifest. Also see



The main class to install and configure gitolite.


This class manages the gitolite.conf file and prepares to manage the ssh keys with puppet.

Use this class if you want to do all admin work through puppet (add users, repositories and permissions)

do not use this class if you want to use the gitolite-admin.git repositoy for these tasks. (you have been warned ! if you use it once, there is no puppet way back, only manual work will get you back)


Install the git package.


Generate an SSH authentication key for authentication to a remote system (eg. for git hooks).


System specific parameters.

defined types


Define git repositories


Define several git repositories with merged default values.


This resources defines a git user


Define several git users with merged default values.


Please report bugs and feature request using GitHub issue tracker.

For pull requests, it is very much appreciated to check your Puppet manifest with puppet-lint and the available spec tests in order to follow the recommended Puppet style guidelines from the Puppet Labs style guide.


This module is mainly written by Cirrax GmbH.

See the list of contributors for a list of all contributors.