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  • 1.1.2 (latest)
  • 1.1.1
  • 1.1.0
  • 1.0.1
  • 1.0.0
  • 0.1.3
  • 0.1.2
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released Sep 1st 2023
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  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'jcpunk-authselect', '1.1.2'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add jcpunk-authselect
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install jcpunk-authselect --version 1.1.2

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jcpunk/authselect — version 1.1.2 Sep 1st 2023


Manage authselect profile on systems that support it.

Table of Contents


Set your authselect profile and any required features.


What authselect affects

This will alter your host's fundemental authentication and lookups via authselect. Understand what that means before using it.

Setup Requirements

You will need to start any required services BEFORE the authselect class runs.

This class does not track things like sssd or winbind services.

You may use Class[authselect] or Exec[authselect set profile] to ensure your services are running.


Basic class usage

Example class invocation:

class { 'authselect':
  profile => 'sssd',
  profile_options => [ 'with-mkhomedir', 'with-faillock']

And the Hiera file would look like:

authselect::profile: sssd
  - with-mkhomedir
  - without-pam-u2f-nouserok

Creating and selecting a custom profile

Example custom profile configuration:

class { 'authselect
  profile_manage  => true,
  profile         => 'custom/new_profile',
  custom_profiles => {
    'new_profile' => {
      'base_profile' => 'sssd',
      'contents' => {
        'nsswitch.conf' => {
          'content' => '<your custom nsswitch content here>'

And the Hierafile would look like:

authselect::profile_manage: true
authselect::profile: 'custom/new_profile'
    base_profile: 'sssd'
        content: '<your custom nsswitch content here>'

The code above will create a new custom authselect profile called 'new_profile'. The profile will be based off of the sssd profile. The profile will also contain an nsswitch file that will contain the custom content specified in the content parameter. To use the new custom profile the authselect::profile parameter will need to prefix the name of the custom profile with custom/ as shown above.


This class also provides two facts: authselect_profile and authselect_profile_features.


Folks should use the repo listed in metadata.json.