Module for installing and managing Cockpit (

Peter Souter



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4.3 quality score

Version information

  • 1.0.0 (latest)
released Nov 29th 2016
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise >= 3.3.0
  • Puppet >= 3.0.0 < 5.0.0
  • RedHat

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Tags: cockpit


petems/cockpit — version 1.0.0 Nov 29th 2016

Cockpit Puppet Module

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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with cockpit
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  6. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


Puppet module for installing, configuring, and managing Cockpit, a free and open source web interface fronten for server management.

Module Description

This module manages the installation of Cockpit.

If you'd prefer, you can also disable the repo after the agent's been installed, or opt out of repo management altogether.


What cockpit affects

By default, this module will:

  • Set up the package repository
  • Install the Cockpit package
  • Configure the /etc/cockpit/cockpit.conf file
  • Set up and enable the Cockpit service.

Beginning with cockpit

Most of cockpit's setup is handled by the package itself.

Configuration is mainly configured in /etc/cockpit/cockpit.conf but there's also changes in the invidual systemd files for things like listening port, such as /etc/systemd/system/cockpit.socket.d/listen.conf.

On RHEL, Cockpit exists in most upstream repos by default, but you can also get preview releases also (See

On other Operating Systems, repositories are maintained seperately:

Full docs are avaliable here:


This module includes a single class:

include '::cockpit'

You'll more than likely want to provide the appropriate values for your setup.

To opt out of repo management altogether, you'd specify it like so:

class { '::cockpit':
  manage_repo => false,

To change the port that Cockpit runs on (the default is 9090)

class { '::cockpit':
  port => '443',


  • Arch support is currently not implemented.
  • Changing the port that Cockpit runs on seems with path parameter to be broken in older versions. On Fedora's avaliable base package cockpit-0.67-2.fc22.x86_64 the service refuses to start. The latest version of the package works (cockpit-0.106-1.fc22.x86_64). You can use this package by enabling preview repos; yum_preview_repo => true.


If you'd like to other features or anything else, check out the contributing guidelines in