Tidy up and lock down little AIX niggles

Geoff Williams



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Version information

  • 0.2.3 (latest)
released Apr 26th 2018

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geoffwilliams/aix_tidy — version 0.2.3 Apr 26th 2018

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Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  3. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  4. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  5. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


Apply miscellaneous "tidying up" settings to AIX (6.1/7.1)


What aix_tidy affects

The module necessarily touches many parts of the system in order to perform the required changes. Consult the module source code in order to understand what is going on under the hood.

Since aix_tidy locks down critical security settings, its vital that user's understand how and why it works to prevent lockout or misconfiguration scenarios.


Most classes will need to be loaded using the class resource syntax in order to pass the appropriate class defaults, eg:

class { "foo:bar":
  param1 => "value1",
  param2 => "value2",

Parameters, where available, are documented inside the individual classes. See Reference section.


Reference documentation is generated directly from source code using puppet-strings. You may regenerate the documentation by running:

bundle exec puppet strings

Or you may view the current generated documentation.

The documentation is no substitute for reading and understanding the module source code, and all users should ensure they are familiar and comfortable with the operations this module performs before using it.


  • AIX 6.1/7.1 only


PRs accepted :)


This module supports testing using PDQTest.

Test can be executed with:

bundle install
bundle exec pdqtest all

See .travis.yml for a working CI example