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A task to perform puppet cert signing


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Version information

  • 0.1.1 (latest)
  • 0.1.0
released Feb 1st 2018
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.7.0 < 6.0.0
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  • cert_sign

Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'beersy-cert_sign', '0.1.1'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add beersy-cert_sign
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install beersy-cert_sign --version 0.1.1

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beersy/cert_sign — version 0.1.1 Feb 1st 2018

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Puppet Cert Sign Task

This module adds a Task for perform puppet cert signing.

For Puppet Enterprise users, this means you can allow users or admins to sign nodes without giving them SSH access to your Puppet master! The ability to run this task remotely or via the Console is gated and tracked by the RBAC system built in to PE.


This module is compatible with Puppet Enterprise and Puppet Bolt.


Puppet Enterprise Tasks

With Puppet Enterprise 2017.3 or higher, you can run this task from the console or the command line.

Here's a command line example where we are signing the foo, bar, and baz nodes from the Puppet master,

[abir@workstation]$ puppet task run cert_sign agent_certnames=foo,bar,baz -n

Starting job ...
New job ID: 24
Nodes: 1

Started on ...
Finished on node
  bar :
    result : Cert successfully signed for bar

  baz :
    result : Cert successfully signed for baz

  foo :
    result : Cert successfully signed for foo

Job completed. 1/1 nodes succeeded.
Duration: 6 sec


With Bolt, you can run this task on the command line like so:

bolt task run cert_sign agent_certnames=foo,bar,baz --nodes


  • agent_certnames: A comma-separated list of Puppet agent certificate names.
  • allow_dns_alt_names: Sign a certificate request even if it contains one or more alternate DNS names. Defaults to no.

NOTE: You can not specify all or --all in the agent_certnames parameter. Attempts to sign the Puppet master cert will be ignored.