posix_acl

Puppet ACL Module
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Version information

  • 1.0.0 (latest)
  • 0.1.1
  • 0.1.0
released Oct 29th 2019
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
  • Puppet >= 5.5.8 < 7.0.0
  • Debian
    ,
    RedHat
    ,
    CentOS
    ,
    OracleLinux
    ,
    Scientific
    , Gentoo

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puppet/posix_acl — version 1.0.0 Oct 29th 2019

posix_acl

Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup
  1. Usage
  1. Limitations

Description

This plugin module provides a way to set POSIX 1.e (and other standards) file ACLs via Puppet.

Setup

Beginning with posix_acl

  • The posix_acl resource title is used as the path specifier.
  • ACLs are specified in the permission property as an array of strings in the same format as is used for setfacl.
  • The action parameter can be one of set, exact, unset or purge. These are described in detail below.
  • The provider parameter allows a choice of filesystem ACL provider. Currently only POSIX 1.e is implemented.
  • The recursive parameter allows you to apply the ACLs to all files under the specified path.
posix_acl { "/var/log/httpd":
  action     => set,
  permission => [
    "user::rwx",
    "group::---",
    "mask::r-x",
    "other::---",
    "group:logview:r-x",
    "default:user::rwx",
    "default:group::---",
    "default:mask::rwx",
    "default:other::---",
    "default:group:logview:r-x",
  ],
  provider   => posixacl,
  require    => [
    Group["logview"],
    Package["httpd"],
    Mount["/var"],
  ],
  recursive  => false,
}

Usage

Using action => set

The set option for the action parameter allows you to specify a minimal set of ACLs which will be guaranteed by Puppet. ACLs applied to the path which do not match those specified in the permission property will remain unchanged.

Initial permissions

# file /var/www/site1
user::rwx
group::r-x
other::r-x
mask::rwx
group:webadmin:r-x
group:httpadmin:rwx

Specified acls

permission  => [
  'user::rwx',
  'group::r-x',
  'other::r-x',
  'mask::rwx',
  'group:webadmin:rwx',
  'user:apache:rwx',
],

Updated permissions

# file /var/www/site1
user::rwx
group::r-x
other::r-x
mask::rwx
user:apache:rwx
group:webadmin:rwx
group:httpadmin:rwx

Using action => exact

The exact option for the action parameter will specify the exact set of ACLs guaranteed and enforced by Puppet. ACLs applied to the path which do not match those specified in the permission property will be removed.

Initial permissions

# file /var/www/site1
user::rwx
group::r-x
other::r-x
mask::rwx
group:webadmin:r-x
group:httpadmin:rwx

Specified acls

permission  => [
  'user::rwx',
  'group::r-x',
  'other::r-x',
  'mask::rwx',
  'group:webadmin:r--',
  'user:apache:rwx',
],

Updated permissions

  • group:httpadmin permission is removed
  • user:apache permission is added
  • group:webadmin permission is updated
# file /var/www/site1
user::rwx
group::r-x
other::r-x
mask::rwx
group:webadmin:r--
user:apache:rwx

Using action => unset

The unset option for the action parameter will specify the set of ACLs guaranteed by Puppet to NOT be applied to the path. ACLs applied to the path which match those specified in the permission property will be removed. ACLs applied to the path which do not match those specified in the permission property will remain unchanged.

Initial permissions

# file /var/www/site1
user::rwx
group::r-x
other::r-x
mask::rwx
group:webadmin:r-x
group:httpadmin:rwx

Specified acls

permission  => [
  'user::rwx',
  'group::r-x',
  'other::r-x',
  'mask::rwx',
  'group:webadmin:r--',
  'user:apache:rwx',
],

Updated permissions

# file /var/www/site1
user::rwx
group::r-x
other::r-x
mask::rwx
group:httpadmin:rwx

Using action => purge

The purge option for the action parameter will cause Puppet to remove any file ACLs applied to the path.

NOTE: Although the permission property is unused for this action, it needs to have a valid ACL value for the action to work. This is a known issue.

Initial permissions

# file /var/www/site1
user::rwx
group::r-x
other::r-x
mask::rwx
group:webadmin:r-x
group:httpadmin:rwx

Specified acls

See note above.

permission  => [
  'user::rwx',
  'group::r-x',
  'other::r-x',
  'mask::rwx',
  'group:webadmin:r--',
  'user:apache:rwx',
],

Updated permissions

  • All file ACLs are removed.
# file /var/www/site1
user::rwx
group::r-x
other::r-x

Limitations

Conflicts with "file" resource type:

If the path being modified is managed via the File resource type, the path's mode bits must match the value specified in the permission property of the ACL.

Mask check

The ACL setter doesn't recalculate the rights mask based on the user/group ACLs specified, so it is possible to specify ACLs on a file for which a more restrictive set of rights is enforced, known as "effective rights". For example, with these permission parameters on a file test:

permission  => [
  'user::rw-',
  'group::---',
  'mask::r--',
  'other::---',
  'user:apache:rwx',
  'group:root:r-x',
  'group:admin:rwx',
],

The output of getfacl test reveals a more restrictive set of effective rights, which might not be what was expected:

# file: test
# owner: root
# group: root
user::rw-
group::---
other::---
mask::r--
user:apache:rwx                 #effective:r--
group:root:r-x                  #effective:r--
group:admin:rwx                 #effective:r--