Forge Home


Install and manage ssh keys and host aliases


10,218 latest version

4.3 quality score

We run a couple of automated
scans to help you access a
module's quality. Each module is
given a score based on how well
the author has formatted their
code and documentation and
modules are also checked for
malware using VirusTotal.

Please note, the information below
is for guidance only and neither of
these methods should be considered
an endorsement by Puppet.

Version information

  • 0.0.1 (latest)
released Mar 5th 2015
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.7.x, 2023.6.x, 2023.5.x, 2023.4.x, 2023.3.x, 2023.2.x, 2023.1.x, 2023.0.x, 2021.7.x, 2021.6.x, 2021.5.x, 2021.4.x, 2021.3.x, 2021.2.x, 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x, 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
  • Puppet >= 3.4.0

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'sharpie-deploy_keys', '0.0.1'
Learn more about managing modules with a Puppetfile

Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add sharpie-deploy_keys
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install sharpie-deploy_keys --version 0.0.1

Direct download is not typically how you would use a Puppet module to manage your infrastructure, but you may want to download the module in order to inspect the code.



sharpie/deploy_keys — version 0.0.1 Mar 5th 2015


A module to help manage SSH keys and associated aliases in SSH config. Aliases allow SSH-aware programs to access gated services with simple URLs without having to also manage configuration for SSH keys.


Defining a deploy key for r10k to use when syncing a control repo:

deploy_keys::deploy_key {'r10k-control-repo':
  ssh_dir     => '/root/.ssh',
  owner       => 'root',
  group       => 'root',
  private_key => '...'
  hostname    => '',
  host_key    => {
    type     => 'ssh-rsa',
    host_key => '...',

Define a SSH alias to use an existing private key:

deploy_keys::ssh_alias {'github':
  hostname      => '',
  config_file   => '/home/someuser/.ssh/config',
  identity_file => '/home/someuser/.ssh/some_private_key',


Please log tickets and issues at: