root

Root user account configuration module

Matthias Saou

thias

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Version information

  • 1.0.1 (latest)
  • 1.0.0
  • 0.1.0
released May 31st 2018
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 3.x
  • Puppet >=2.7.20 <5.4.0
  • RedHat
    ,
    CentOS
    ,
    Debian
    ,
    Ubuntu
    , Gentoo

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Documentation

thias/root — version 1.0.1 May 31st 2018

puppet-root

Overview

This is a very simple module to configure the local root user account, typically to lock it down and keep it that way.

  • ::root : Class to configure the local root user account.

Including the main class without specifying any parameters shouldn't change anything, since it will just ensure that the root account exists with its default attributes (uid 0, gid 0, /root home, 'root' name).

Main class parameters (all default to undef unless otherwise specificed) :

  • $password : Account password hash.
  • $comment : Account passwd comment. Default : OS specific original value
  • $shell : Account passwd shell. Default : OS specific original value
  • $ssh_authorized_keys_ensure : $ensure for /root/.ssh/authorized_keys
  • $ssh_authorized_keys_content : $content for /root/.ssh/authorized_keys
  • $ssh_authorized_keys_source : $source for /root/.ssh/authorized_keys
  • $email_recipient : Email forward recipient.

Examples

From hiera, enforcing a specific password, denying /root/.ssh/authorized_keys presence and forwarding local email to an external address :

---
classes:
  '::root'
root::password: '$6$0V82Ibo2$TRTehe1A1d9WFl1a3e3qgEfXBotOZSZRn5egcyMtl1a3q/EkzWPClaIaXn5egcyMtL83ga.NpNAzO4dlaIaX51'
root::ssh_authorized_keys_ensure: 'absent'
root::email_recipient: 'root@example.com'

Note that you can use the following to disable password-based access to the account (typically when using only sudo) :

root::password: '*'