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Manages the policykit package


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Version information

  • 1.1.0 (latest)
  • 1.0.1
  • 1.0.0
released Dec 28th 2013

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mod 'jhoblitt-policykit', '1.1.0'
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bolt module add jhoblitt-policykit
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install jhoblitt-policykit --version 1.1.0

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jhoblitt/policykit — version 1.1.0 Dec 28th 2013

Puppet policykit Module

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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Description
  3. Usage
  4. Limitations
  5. Versioning
  6. Support
  7. See Also


Manages the policykit package


Ensures that the PolicyKit or polkit package is installed and provides a mechanism for managing localauthority configuration files.


This module was forked from [git://] in order to update it's functionality and add basic tests.


To only ensure that the policykit software package is installed. Note that this isn't nessicary when using the policykit::localauthority defined type as including the policykit class is implied.

include policykit

Create a new authority file.

policykit::localauthority { 'Disable suspend':
   identity        => 'unix-user:*',
   action          => 'org.freedesktop.upower.suspend',
   result_active   => 'no',
   result_any      => 'no',
   result_inactive => 'no',

To remove an existing authority configuration. Note that all of the params are still required. This is arguably a bug.

policykit::localauthority { 'Disable suspend':
   ensure          => absent,
   identity        => 'unix-user:*',
   action          => 'org.freedesktop.upower.suspend',
   result_active   => 'no',
   result_any      => 'no',
   result_inactive => 'no',


At present, only support for $::osfamily == 'RedHat' has been implimented. Adding other Linux distrubtions should be trivial. Policykit is not present in releases prior to el6.x.

Tested on

  • el6.x
  • Debian 7.0 (wheezy)


This module is versioned according to the Semantic Versioning 2.0.0 specification.


Please log tickets and issues at github

See Also