Install and manage the Roundcube webmail application

Martin Meinhold



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Version information

  • 3.5.0 (latest)
  • 3.4.2
  • 3.4.1
  • 3.4.0
  • 3.3.0
  • 3.2.0
  • 3.1.0
  • 3.0.0
  • 2.2.0
  • 2.1.0
  • 2.0.3
  • 2.0.2
  • 2.0.1
  • 2.0.0
released Jun 13th 2020
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 >=4.0.0 <=6.0.0
  • Debian
    , FreeBSD

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tohuwabohu/roundcube — version 3.5.0 Jun 13th 2020


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Puppet module to install and manage Roundcube. Roundcube webmail...

is a browser-based multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user interface.

(source: Roundcube website).


The module uses composer to install 3rd party dependencies specified by Roundcube and to download additional plugins from the Roundcube Plugin Repository.

Note: At the moment, the module relies on git being installed without explicitly requiring it. Git is to checkout several pacakge repositories listed in Roundcube's composer.json.

To install Roundcube with all defaults simply use

class { 'roundcube': }

Specify a certain mail server

class { 'roundcube':
  imap_host => 'ssl://localhost',
  imap_port => 993,

Specify the database to be used by Roundcube

class { 'roundcube':
  db_type     => 'pgsql',
  db_name     => 'roundcube',
  db_host     => 'localhost',
  db_username => 'roundcube',
  db_password => 'secret',

or specify the database DSN directly (e.g. when using SQLite)

class { 'roundcube':
  db_dsn => 'sqlite:////var/lib/database/roundcube.db?mode=0646',

Specify a couple of plugins to activate

class { 'roundcube':
  plugins => [

(see below for more information)

Archive Module

This module supports both well-known archive modules. This allows you to use your favorite archive module (either or Please make sure that the required archive module is installed and that you have set the parameter archive_provider to either camptocamp (default) or puppet.

Advanced usage

Specify advanced parameters

class { 'roundcube':
  options_hash {
    'language'    => 'en_US', # override auto-detection
    'support_url' => '',

or even use your own configuration file template

class { 'roundcube':
  config_file_template => 'path/to/config_file.erb.',
  options_hash         => {
    'some_param_1' => '...',

You can then use <%= @options['some_param_1'] %> in your template. See config/ in the Roundcube directory for a complete list of possible configuration arguments.

Roundcube plugins

Roundcube ships a couple of very useful plugins. If you're happy with the default settings, you can enable plugins by simply adding the plugin names to the plugins list:

class { 'roundcube':
  plugins => [

If you want to override the default configuration, you should declare a roundcube::plugin resource instead and provide the custom configuration values

$db_password_encoded = uriescape($db_password)
$password_db_dsn = "pgsql://${db_username}:${db_password_encoded}@localhost/${db_name}"

roundcube::plugin { 'password':
  options_hash => {
    'password_minimum_length'   => 16,
    'password_require_nonalpha' => true,
    'password_force_new_user'   => true,
    'password_db_dsn'           => $password_db_dsn,

To install a plugin from the Roundcube plugin repository, you only need to specify the package name and the desired version, e.g.

roundcube::plugin { 'johndoh/markasjunk2':
  ensure => 'dev-release-1.9',
  options_hash => {
    # override the default options


The module has been tested on the following operating systems. Testing and patches for other platforms are welcome.

  • Debian 9.0 (Stretch)
  • Debian 10.0 (Buster)
  • Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)
  • Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver)


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request


This project uses rspec-puppet and beaker to ensure the module works as expected and to prevent regressions.

gem install bundler
bundle install --path vendor

bundle exec rake spec
bundle exec rake beaker

(note: see Beaker - Supported ENV variables for a list of environment variables to control the default behaviour of Beaker)