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ERB string interpolation and file_line matching

asked 2013-06-13 17:37:08 -0600

Karunamon gravatar image

updated 2013-06-13 18:05:14 -0600

I'm trying to (ab)use a file_line resource to ensure a block of text (my enterprise CA) always exists in my ca-certs bundle on CentOS hosts.

So far, what I've done is set a variable containing the newline-escaped version of my certificate's full info (what you'd get if you did openssl x509 -in (filename) -noout -text). I newline escaped it by opening up IRB, opening double quotes, pasting the line in, and closing the quotes.

This looks like this in my manifest:

$cacert = "Certificate:\n    Data:\n        Version: 3 (0x2)\n        Serial Number:\n            10:d8 ...
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answered 2013-06-14 19:26:25 -0600

GregLarkin gravatar image

After looking at the file_line source, I verified that it cannot handle multiline text, primarily because it uses very simple regexp matching.

In the end, I played around with using an exec to append the certificate text to the ca-bundle.crt file, but the trick is getting an onlyif condition to work correctly. I didn't have much luck there so far, but maybe an egrep regexp search command would do the trick.

The other option that you might explore is whether your CA cert has to be included in the ca-bundle.crt or not. Perhaps there's a way ... (more)

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Thanks for confirming this! I'll have to look around and see if there's another way to handle this.

Karunamon gravatar imageKarunamon ( 2013-06-17 10:13:14 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-06-17 10:53:23 -0600

Karunamon gravatar image

For what it's worth, I ended up solving this with an exec:

class em_cacerts::centos inherits em_cacerts{
        exec { 'cent-ca-certificate':
                command => "/bin/echo '$centcacert' >> '$cabundlepath'",
                onlyif => "test ! `grep (redacted CA name) $cabundlepath`", 
                provider => 'shell',

Yeah, it's escaping out to the shell, but I'm using basic bash stuff, so this should be relatively portable.

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