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Recommended way for storing secrets for masterless/serverless puppet

asked 2015-10-12 06:53:12 -0500

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updated 2015-10-12 11:33:01 -0500

Hi All

What is the recommended way for storing secrets with a puppet serverless environment?

  • The serverless environments run puppet apply without root access.
  • I have a local copy of our hiera repository on each server.

Typically I would have used the eyaml extension, but this requires me to keep the private/public key on each server and it needs to be accessible by all the users who could run puppet-apply to decrypt it. The only advantage of this method is the secrets would not be available to those who have access to the hiera git repository, Apart from that I may as well just store the secrets in plain text.

Any suggestions on how to securely store secrets in the above mentioned environment would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards

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answered 2015-10-13 05:43:52 -0500

worth storing the data centrally using puppetdb..? realise that's probably a no as you want a serverless environment - but other than storing the eyaml keys locally on each node I cant think of how to do this.

you could make the keys only available to puppet user locally?

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