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Run Puppet task plans, using Bolt, via a task


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Version information

  • 0.2.3 (latest)
  • 0.2.2
  • 0.2.0
  • 0.1.2
  • 0.1.1
  • 0.1.0
released Nov 5th 2021
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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  • taskplan
  • test

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  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'reidmv-taskplan', '0.2.3'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add reidmv-taskplan
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install reidmv-taskplan --version 0.2.3

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Tags: bolt, task, plan


reidmv/taskplan — version 0.2.3 Nov 5th 2021



This module provides a task for running Puppet task plans by invoking Bolt on the target system.

This can be useful because it provides a shim into invoking task plans programatically via an API, since tasks can be invoked via an API. Therefore, if we have a task that can invoke a plan, we have a means of invoking a plan via the Puppet orchestrator API.

Example Usage

bolt task run taskplan \
  --modulepath /example/modules \
  --nodes local://localhost \
  --params '{"plan":"taskplan::test","params":{"message":"Hello"},"arguments":{"modulepath":"/example/modules"}}'

Plan-specific tailored taskplan task

The task taskplan is generic, and can run any plan, but because it permits the user to pass arbitrary command line flags to Bolt, it is effectively a privileged task.

As an alternative to permitting users to run the generic privileged task, a plan-specific tailored task, built on taskplan, can be created.

To create a tailored plan-specific taskplan, use the following pattern.

tailored.json file:

  "description": "Sample plan-specific tailored taskplan task",
  "parameters": {
    "my_plans_parameter": {
      "type": "String",
      "description": "The first parameter from the plan"
    "my_plans_other_parameter": {
      "type": "Integer",
      "description": "Another parameter from the plan"
  "input_method": "stdin",
  "files": [

tailored.rb file:

require 'json'

$params = {
  'params' => JSON.parse(,
  'plan'   => 'example::myplan',

taskplanrb = File.join($params['params']['_installdir'], 'taskplan', 'tasks', 'init.rb')