A report processor that allows more control than the standard http processor.

David Danzilio



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Version information

  • 1.0.1 (latest)
  • 1.0.0
released Mar 8th 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 >= 4.4.0 < 6.0.0

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Tags: reports


danzilio/extended_http_report_processor — version 1.0.1 Mar 8th 2018

An extended HTTP report processor for Puppet

This module provides a report processor for Puppet with more configurability than the built in http report processor. My initial use case was to be able to add headers to the request when submitting reports. This report processor also supports multiple HTTP endpoints whereas the built in processor only supports one.

The module also includes a simple Puppet class to configure the report processor.


This module uses type aliases so it requires a Puppet version >= 4.4.0. This module should work on any *nix system.


This module relies on puppetlabs/stdlib >= 4.12.0 due to its use of the Stdlib::Absolutepath type. This module also depends on puppetlabs/inifile in order to manage entries in puppet.conf.


The report processor will be installed during pluginsync. In order to use the report processor you need to add extended_http to the list of report processors using the reports setting in puppet.conf. You'll also need to place a configuration file in /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/extended_http.yaml (this path my vary depending on where your confdir is set but it'll always be in $confdir/extended_http.yaml).

Configuring Puppet

Here's an example snippet from puppet.conf. You'll need to set the report and reports settings like so:

# /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/puppet.conf
report = true
reports = store, extended_http

The extended_http_report_processor class will configure these values for you if you set the enable parameter to true (this is the default).

class { 'extended_http_report_processor':
  enable    => true,
  endpoints => [

If you'd prefer to manage these settings yourself, you should set enable to false.

class { 'extended_http_report_processor':
  enable    => false,
  endpoints => [

Configuring Endpoints

You'll also need to create /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/extended_http.yaml and specify your endpoints. You can do this one of two ways. If you just want to specify multiple endpoints and accept the default configuration (namely: content-type = yaml) you can simply pass an array to the endpoints key like so:

  - http://endpoint1.example.com/upload
  - https://endpoint2.example.com:8080/reports

Of course, you may use the endpoints parameter on the extended_http_report_processor class to configure this file like so:

class { 'extended_http_report_processor':
  endpoints => [

If you want to be able to configure options for your endpoints, you must pass a hash to the endpoints key with the url as the key and a hash of configuration options as the value. Please see types/endpoint.pp for documentation of the schema.

    format: 'json'
    username: 'foo'
    password: 'bar'
    format: 'yaml'
      'Authorization': 'f29cf5da-bb8a-428a-85e2-543d7524640c'

You can achieve the same outcome using the extended_http_report_processor class like this:

class { 'extended_http_report_processor':
  endpoints => {
    'http://endpoint1.example.com/upload' => {
      'format'   => 'json',
      'username' => 'foo',
      'password' => 'bar',
    'https://endpoint2.example.com:8080/reports' => {
      'format'  => 'yaml',
      'headers' => { 'Authorization' => 'f29cf5da-bb8a-428a-85e2-543d7524640c' },


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  4. Write the code to make that test pass
  5. Refactor the code
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