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Installs, configures, and manages the SSSD service.


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Version information

  • 0.1.1 (latest)
  • 0.1.0
released May 19th 2020
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x
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  • Manual installation
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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'gjerjens-sssd', '0.1.1'
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bolt module add gjerjens-sssd
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install gjerjens-sssd --version 0.1.1

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gjerjens/sssd — version 0.1.1 May 19th 2020


Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  3. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  4. Credits


This module installs and configures SSSD (System Security Services Daemon)

SSSD is used to provide access to identity and authentication remote resource through a common framework that can provide caching and offline support to the system.


Example configuration:

class {'::sssd':
  config => {
    'sssd' => {
      'domains'             => '',
      'config_file_version' => 2,
      'services'            => ['nss', 'pam'],
    'domain/' => {
      'ad_domain'                      => '',
      'krb5_realm'                     => 'EXAMPLE.COM',
      'realmd_tags'                    => 'manages-system joined-with-adcli',
      'cache_credentials'              => true,
      'id_provider'                    => 'ad',
      'krb5_store_password_if_offline' => true,
      'default_shell'                  => '/bin/bash',
      'ldap_id_mapping'                => false,
      'use_fully_qualified_names'      => false,
      'fallback_homedir'               => '/home/%u@%d',
      'access_provider'                => 'ad',

...or the same config in Hiera:

    domains: ''
    config_file_version: 2
      - 'nss'
      - 'pam'
    ad_domain: ''
    krb5_realm: 'EXAMPLE.COM'
    realmd_tags: 'manages-system joined-with-adcli'
    cache_credentials: true
    id_provider: 'ad'
    krb5_store_password_if_offline: true
    default_shell: '/bin/bash'
    ldap_id_mapping: false
    use_fully_qualified_names: false
    fallback_homedir: '/home/%u@%d'
    access_provider: 'ad'

Will be represented in sssd.conf like this:

domains =
config_file_version = 2
services = nss, pam

ad_domain =
krb5_realm = EXAMPLE.COM
realmd_tags = manages-system joined-with-adcli
cache_credentials = true
id_provider = ad
krb5_store_password_if_offline = true
default_shell = /bin/bash
ldap_id_mapping = false
use_fully_qualified_names = false
fallback_homedir = /home/%u@%d
access_provider = ad


This module only handles the SSSD package, config and service. All other special requirements (such as oddjobd, authselect, adcli etc.) is outside the scope.

Tested on

  • CentOS 8
  • Fedora 32
  • Ubuntu 18.04