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Can I use puppet to encrypt disks on nodes under puppet

asked 2013-07-25 08:36:17 -0500

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Can I use puppet to encrypt the disks of the servers under management by puppet so that I can centrally store the encrpytion keys along with the other configuration data

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answered 2013-07-25 15:39:33 -0500

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If you can script the creation of the encryption keys and the initial disk encryption, then you should be able to use Puppet to do that, likely with an Exec resource unless you decide to write a full resource type/provider for the encrypted disk configuration.

Also have a look at hiera-gpg, and that may be useful for storing the generated encryption key data and retrieving it from within your Puppet manifests, if need be.

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