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Manage configuration files for pam_limits module


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Version information

  • 0.1.0 (latest)
released Aug 28th 2020
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.10.0 < 7.0.0

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'aursu-rlimits', '0.1.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add aursu-rlimits
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install aursu-rlimits --version 0.1.0

Direct download is not typically how you would use a Puppet module to manage your infrastructure, but you may want to download the module in order to inspect the code.



aursu/rlimits — version 0.1.0 Aug 28th 2020


Control configuration files for the pam_limits module (see man 5 limits.conf)

Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with rlimits
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Reference


The module applies ulimit limits, nice priority and number of simultaneous login sessions limit to user login sessions. This description of the configuration file syntax applies to the /etc/security/limits.conf file and *.conf files in the /etc/security/limits.d directory.

The syntax of the lines is as follows:



What rlimits affects OPTIONAL

rlimits affects only *.conf files in the /etc/security/limits.d

Beginning with rlimits

To use this module it is enough to include it into catalog

include rlimits


   rlimit { '*/nproc/soft':
     ensure => present,
     value  => 4096,

   rlimit { 'root/nproc/soft':
     ensure => present,


See for reference