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Dynamically add Files to Hiera

asked 2016-04-17 02:16:51 -0500

ory gravatar image

Hi, We need to manage many keys in Hiera. Since many people should be able to edit the keys and in order to avoid a complete mess I was thinking to work with many different files. The problem is that I don't know how to make Hiera read from new files. I don't want to add each file to the hierarchy explicitly. Optimally I would add something like that /etc/puppetlabs/code/enironments/%{::environment}/hieradata/delegated/* and Hiera will just read from all files that are under the delegated folder. I wasn't able to find how to achieve my goal. What is the correct approach here?

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answered 2016-04-18 01:04:50 -0500

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Hi,
you let them edit files directly on the host ?
This could be good, who is testing for errors etc ?
I created a webapp, only using one file.
I use JSON encoding and the written file will be verified by decoding and encoding again,
as well as md5 checksumming.
Of course file locking on write is used, that only one commit can happen at a time.

Rgds.
Franz

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