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reading file contents on an agent

asked 2015-03-07 08:09:57 -0500

Gintas gravatar image


What would be the best way to read file contents on a node and transfer it to other nodes?

My puppet agent is an openvpn server, thus I want to generate VPN certificates for clients and then to distribute them across VPN clients (other puppet nodes).

The only working solution I have managed to come up with is to move OpenVPN server to Puppet master. However, this might not be flexible enough in the future.

Thanks, Gin

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answered 2015-03-09 16:32:18 -0500

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You could define a fact on a client based on the contents of a file. The manifest for the client could then use that data in a virtual class declaration with the @@ syntax ( see ). The class could then be instantiated on another server.

This is pretty general, but the concept should work.

Hope that helps.

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Thanks lorcutt. So if I have a set of certificates, my custom fact could then produce a hash (e.g. [cert_name, cert]) for each available certificate and then I could populate them across the cluster. Probably the best solution.

Gintas gravatar imageGintas ( 2015-03-09 17:04:16 -0500 )edit

But I hope this method imposes a restriction on file name to read. The file name has to hard coded in the facter definition.

vinodh.basavani gravatar imagevinodh.basavani ( 2017-01-10 00:30:02 -0500 )edit

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