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Is it possible to modify group memberships for virtual users on different servers?

asked 2013-10-03 14:34:41 -0600

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I define my users as virtual resources and then realize them on different servers based on the teg like so:

@user::myusers {
  "user1":
    groups => [ "wheel", "audio" ],
    tag => "level1";
  "user2":
    groups => [ "wheel", "puppet" ],
    tag => "level2";
  "user3":
     groups =>[ $hostname ? { integrate => "operators", default => ''}, ],
     tag => "level1";
...

For some servers I would like to realize the users with a slightly different group membership so the group entry for user3 works but if I try to combine that with another, static group like below, it fails:

groups =>[ $hostname ? { integrate => "operators", default => ''}, "puppet" ],

It case of the default match the list is created as [ '', "puppet' ] and the ... (more)

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What version and edition of Puppet are you using? Can you post the error message emitted by the agent?

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2013-10-03 15:56:17 -0600 )edit

I'm doing this on puppet puppet-3.3.0-1. I get: Wrapped exception: Group names must not be empty. If you want to specify "no groups" pass an empty array ...(more)

AXE-Labs gravatar imageAXE-Labs ( 2013-10-03 20:19:00 -0600 )edit

Could you create a dummy group and replace the default with the name of that group? It wouldn't serve any real purpose except to avoid this error, but it ...(more)

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2013-10-03 21:11:18 -0600 )edit

I like the idea of the default always having a value... Is there a way to reference the username on the groups line?

AXE-Labs gravatar imageAXE-Labs ( 2013-10-04 09:49:30 -0600 )edit

Thank you for the reply and the useful link!

AXE-Labs gravatar imageAXE-Labs ( 2013-10-04 11:27:58 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-10-04 10:32:57 -0600

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I don't see a way to do that ATM, but I wonder if using overrides when realizing the virtual user resources would help. Perhaps this will be useful: http ... (more)

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