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  • 2.0.15 (latest)
  • 2.0.14
  • 2.0.13
  • 2.0.12
  • 2.0.11
released Jun 30th 2015
This module has been deprecated by its author since Oct 28th 2019.

The reason given was: No longer maintained

The author has suggested ghoneycutt-pam as its replacement.

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Tags: example42, pam


example42/pam — version 2.0.15 Jun 30th 2015

Puppet module: pam


This module is no more actively maintained and will hardly be updated.

Please find an alternative module from other authors or consider Tiny Puppet as replacement.

If you want to maintain this module, contact Alessandro Franceschi

This is a Puppet module for pam It provides only package installation and file configuration.

Based on Example42 layouts by Alessandro Franceschi / Lab42

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Official git repository:

Released under the terms of Apache 2 License.

This module requires the presence of Example42 Puppi module in your modulepath.


  • Use custom source directory for the whole /etc/pam.d/ directory

      class { 'pam':
        source_dir       => 'puppet:///modules/example42/pam/conf/',
        source_dir_purge => false, # Set to true to purge any existing file not present in $source_dir
  • Enable auditing without without making changes on existing pam configuration files

      class { 'pam':
        audit_only => true
  • Module dry-run: Do not make any change on all the resources provided by the module

      class { 'pam':
        noops => true
  • Use custom sources for /etc/pam.conf main config file

      class { 'pam':
        source => [ "puppet:///modules/example42/pam/pam.conf-${hostname}" , "puppet:///modules/example42/pam/pam.conf" ], 
  • Use custom template for /etc/pam.conf main config file. Note that template and source arguments are alternative.

      class { 'pam':
        template => 'example42/pam/pam.conf.erb',
  • Automatically include a custom subclass

      class { 'pam':
        my_class => 'example42::my_pam',


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