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Version information

  • 0.2.1 (latest)
  • 0.2.0
  • 0.1.0
released Sep 5th 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, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.10.0 < 7.0.0
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Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'ssm-freeradius', '0.2.1'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add ssm-freeradius
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install ssm-freeradius --version 0.2.1

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ssm/freeradius — version 0.2.1 Sep 5th 2019


Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with freeradius
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  5. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


This is a module to install and manage FreeRADIUS.


What freeradius affects

The module manages:

  • Packages needed for installing FreeRADIUS server and utilities.
  • The freeradius service.
  • The "mods-config/files/authorize" file, for user definitions and defaults.

The rest is so far up to you.

Beginning with freeradius

Include the class, and provide a hash of concat::fragment resources for the $users parameter.


The users are provided to the module as a hash of "concat::fragment" resources. The important bits are the "content" or "source" and "order" parameters.

The "content" or "source" must contain one (or more) user definitions for the radius "mods-config/files/authorize" file, on the FreeRADIUS configuration format.

Order matters in the authorize file. The concat resource will order the fragments according to its defaults, so you should order them using the "order" parameter.

$users = {
  'bob' => {
    content => '"bob" Cleartext-Password := "hello"'
    order   => '101',

class { 'freeradius':
  users => $users,


This module does not yet manage any other config than the "authorize" file.

If you would like to manage anything other than the default configuration of FreeRADIUS, which on Debian and Red Hat covers a number of scenarios, manage these files explicitly, and notify Class['freeradius::service'] on changes.


This module lives on Github. Issues and pull requests are welcome.