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Puppet module to manage users and ssh keys


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Version information

  • 0.2.0 (latest)
  • 0.1.0
released Sep 4th 2015

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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'desalvo-users', '0.2.0'
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bolt module add desalvo-users
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install desalvo-users --version 0.2.0

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desalvo/users — version 0.2.0 Sep 4th 2015


Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Parameters
  3. Usage
  4. Limitations
  5. Contributors
  6. Release Notes


This module manages users and ssh keys. Both authorized_keys and ssh keys are supported. Requires stdlib and works with puppet >= 2.7


The following parameters are supported:

  • name: (namevar) The user name. Value defaults to the resource's title if omitted.
  • uid: The user ID; must be specified numerically. If omitted then one will be chosen automatically.
  • gid: The user's primary group. Can be specified numerically or by name.
  • groups: Groups to which the user belongs. Primary group should not be listed here.
  • homepath: Home dir path, defaults to '/home'.
  • authorized_keys: Hash of optional authorized keys.
    • Example: { "root-key-1" => { key => '<public key>', type => 'ssh-rsa', user => 'root' } }
  • keys: Hash of optional keys.
    • Example: { "root-key-1" => { priv => '<private key>', pub => '<public key>', type => 'ssh-rsa', user => 'root' } }
  • ensure: Ensure present or absent for this user

Valid types for keys are ssh-rsa and ssh-dsa


Sample usage:

users {'foo':
   ensure => present


Tested on RedHat and derivatives only.


Release Notes


  • Simplified parameter list and removal of unsupported parameters (christopher-hopper)


  • Fix typo in dependencies


  • Initial version.