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Manages the Puppet Pipelines agent.


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Version information

  • 1.0.1 (latest)
  • 1.0.0
released Jul 17th 2019
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.7.0 < 6.0.0
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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'puppetlabs-pipelines', '1.0.1'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

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

puppet module install puppetlabs-pipelines --version 1.0.1

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puppetlabs/pipelines — version 1.0.1 Jul 17th 2019

puppetlabs-pipelines: Configure the Puppet Pipelines agent

The Pipelines module installs, configures, and manages the agent for Puppet Pipelines on Linux, macOS, and Windows. It can be used on build, application, and key management servers.

Table of Contents

  1. Usage
  2. Reference
  3. Contributing


class { 'pipelines::agent':
  access_token => Sensitive('super_long_access_token'),
  secret_key   => Sensitive('super_secret_key'),
  download_url => '',
  start_agent  => true,
  data_dir     => '/home/distelli/data',
  install_dir  => '/home/distelli/bin',
  environments => ['production', 'staging', 'development'],
  version      => '3.68.0',

access_token and secret_key (required)

These are the only required parameters. You can obtain these credentials in the Pipelines interface under Settings > Agent.

You will likely want to use Hiera eyaml or some other form of encryption so that you don't have to put your credentials in your codebase in plain text.

download_url (required for on-premise installs)

If you have an on-premise installation of pipelines, you are required to specify a download URL to install from so that the agent which is downloaded has the proper endpoints embedded within it.

start_agent (optional)

You can specify the start_agent => false parameter if you only want the distelli binary to be installed.

data_dir (optional)

By default, the agent stores all data under the /distelli or %SystemDrive%\Distelli.yml directory on Windows. You can specify a different directory with the data_dir option. This option is useful if:

  • You want to run multiple agents on the same host.
  • You want to restrict the permissions of the distelli user.

install_dir (optional)

By default the executable is installed in /usr/local/bin or %ProgramFiles%\Distelli on Windows. You can specify a different install directory with the install_dir option.

environments (optional)

This is a list of PfA environments to "join" when the agent starts.

version (not recommended)

If you want to "pin" a particular verson of the agent you can use this option, although it is not recommended since not all pipeline products support multiple concurrent agent versions.



Public classes

  • pipelines::agent: Main class, includes all other classes.

Private classes

  • pipelines::agent::unix: Handles the install on Linux and macOS.
  • pipelines::agent::windows: Handles the install on Windows.


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