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Module to install Openssh client/server on Archlinux


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Version information

  • 0.0.4 (latest)
  • 0.0.3
  • 0.0.2
  • 0.0.1
released Jul 21st 2013

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  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'aboe-openssh', '0.0.4'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add aboe-openssh
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install aboe-openssh --version 0.0.4

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aboe/openssh — version 0.0.4 Jul 21st 2013


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####Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with openssh
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  6. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  7. Credits - Credits where credits are due.

openSSH Puppet Module Arch Linux

Manage SSH client and server via Puppet on Arch Linux. Both client and server are installed Host keys will be collected and distributed

##Module Description

The openssh module handles running openssh server/client in Arch Linux systems with systemd.


###What openssh affects

  • openssh package.
  • openssh configuration files.
  • openssh hostkeys.
  • openssh knownhosts.
  • openssh service.

###Beginning with openssh

include '::openssh' is all you need to get it running. Or put this in your manifest:

class { '::openssh':}


Requires Exported resources and augeas in order to work


All interaction with the openssh module can be done through the main openssh class.

###I just want openssh, what's the minimum I need?

include '::openssh'



  • openssh: Main class, includes all the rest.
  • openssh::install: Handles the packages.
  • openssh::config: Handles the configuration file.
  • openssh::hostkeys: Handles the hostkeys.
  • openssh::knownhosts: Handles the knownhosts.
  • openssh::service: Handles the service.


The following parameters are available in the chrony module


This sets the file to write opensshd server configuration into.


This sets the file to write openssh client configuration into.


This sets the file to write known-hosts into.


This determines the name of the package to install.


This selects the name of the openssh service for puppet to manage.


This module has been built on and tested against Puppet 3.2.3 and higher.

The module has been tested on:

  • Arch Linux


This module is based on saz-ssh module, only difference is that Arch Linux installs only one package openssh for client and server.

at the moment this isn't easy to mix Arch Linux installs with other distributions.