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Exposes Puppet Enterprise Console RBAC APIs to the Puppet DSL


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Version information

  • 0.0.10 (latest)
  • 0.0.9
  • 0.0.8
  • 0.0.7
  • 0.0.6
  • 0.0.5
  • 0.0.4
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released Apr 9th 2020
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 3.7.x
  • Puppet 3.x
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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'pltraining-rbac', '0.0.10'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add pltraining-rbac
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install pltraining-rbac --version 0.0.10

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pltraining/rbac — version 0.0.10 Apr 9th 2020

PE Console RBAC APIs

Puppet Enterprise 3.7 introduced a new Role Based Access Control layer. This enables you to manage the permissions of local users as well as those who are created remotely, on a directory service in very granular detail.

This module exposes some of it to the Puppet DSL. Currently, it manages users, roles, permissions, and groups.


rbac_user { 'testing account':
  ensure       => present,
  name         => 'testing',
  display_name => 'Just a testing account',
  email        => '',
  password     => 'puppetlabs',
  roles        => [ 1,2 ],

rbac_role { 'Viewers':
  ensure      => 'present',
  description => 'Viewers',
  permissions => [
    'object_type' => 'nodes',
    'action' => 'view_data',
    'instance' => '*'
    'object_type' => 'console_page',
    'action' => 'view',
    'instance' => '*'

rbac_group { 'admins':
  ensure => 'present',
  roles  => ['Administrators'],


The API does not currently allow you to update existing users, other than to revoke the account, or update the roles attached to the user. When you ensure an rbac_user is absent, the record will not be removed, just marked as revoked.

For a node that is not a standalone master to manage RBAC users, its certname must be listed in the Console node's RBAC certificate whitelist.