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Version information

  • 0.3.0 (latest)
  • 0.2.1
  • 0.1.0
released Jun 28th 2021
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, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
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Start using this module

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  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'puppetlabs-apply_helpers', '0.3.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add puppetlabs-apply_helpers
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install puppetlabs-apply_helpers --version 0.3.0

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puppetlabs/apply_helpers — version 0.3.0 Jun 28th 2021


Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with apply_helpers
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how


This module provides helper tasks that are used by the apply() functionality in Bolt. These tasks are not intended to be run on their own, but as part of a bolt plan that uses the apply keyword.

This module allows Bolt plans using apply() to be run on a Puppet Enterprise (PE) installation.


  1. First you'll need to install the puppetlabs-puppet_agent module from the master branch on github. The easiest way to do this is to add the following to your Puppetfile:
    mod 'puppetlabs-puppet_agent'
    Or install using the puppet module command:
    puppet module install puppetlabs/puppet_agent
  2. Install the apply_helpers module in PE. Add the following to your Puppetfile:
    mod 'puppetlabs-apply_helpers'
    Or install using the puppet module command:
    puppet module install puppetlabs/apply_helpers
  3. Using PE RBAC, grant the ability to run the apply_helpers::custom_facts and apply_helpers::apply_catalog tasks to the users who intend to use this module.


Configure Bolt to work with PE Orchestrator and run Bolt commands or Tasks from the console.


This module includes tasks that are invoked automatically by Bolt: apply_helpers::custom_facts and apply_helpers::apply_catalog. These tasks should not be run on their own.