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aix_pwsystem_facts

A custom fact module to store the default AIX 'SYSTEM' value that controls authentication methods

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Version information

  • 0.1.0 (latest)
released Jul 9th 2024
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.7.x, 2023.6.x, 2023.5.x, 2023.4.x, 2023.3.x, 2023.2.x, 2023.1.x, 2021.7.x
  • Puppet >= 7.24 < 9.0.0

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'cryssoft-aix_pwsystem_facts', '0.1.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add cryssoft-aix_pwsystem_facts
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install cryssoft-aix_pwsystem_facts --version 0.1.0

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Documentation

cryssoft/aix_pwsystem_facts — version 0.1.0 Jul 9th 2024

aix_pwsystem_facts

Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with aix_pwsystem_facts
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  5. Development - Guide for contributing to the module

Description

The cryssoft-aix_pwsystem_facts module provides a custom fact that stores the default value of the AIX "SYSTEM" value that controls what methods / protocols the AIX system can use to authenticate users.

Setup

Put the module in place in your Puppet master server as usual. AIX-based systems will start populating the $::facts['aix_pwsystem'] hash with their next run, and you can start referencing those facts in your classes.

What aix_pwsystem_facts affects OPTIONAL

At this time, the cryssoft-aix_pwsystem_facts module ONLY supplies custom facts. It does not change anything and should have no side-effects.

Setup Requirements OPTIONAL

As a custom facts module, I believe pluginsync must be enabled for this to work.

Beginning with aix_pwsystem_facts

If you're using Puppet Enterprise, the new fact(s) will show up in the PE console for each AIX-based node under management. If you're not using Puppet Enterprise, you'll need to use a different approach to checking for their existence and values.

Usage

As noted, cryssoft-aix_pwsystem_facts is only providing custom facts. Once the module and its Ruby payload are distributed to your AIX-based nodes, those facts will be available in your classes.

Reference

$::facts['aix_pwsystem'] is a simple string.

Limitations

This module has been tested and worked on AIX 7.2 and 7.3 systems and VIOS 3.1 and 4.1 systems.

Development

In the Development section, tell other users the ground rules for contributing to your project and how they should submit their work.

Release Notes/Contributors/Etc. Optional

Starting this with a new version for the first up-load.