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Generate ssh keys with ssh_keygen


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Version information

  • 6.0.0 (latest)
  • 5.0.2
  • 5.0.1
  • 5.0.0
  • 4.1.0
  • 4.0.0
  • 3.0.1
  • 3.0.0
  • 2.0.1
  • 2.0.0
released Jul 30th 2023
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.4.x, 2023.3.x, 2023.2.x, 2023.1.x, 2023.0.x, 2021.7.x, 2021.6.x, 2021.5.x, 2021.4.x, 2021.3.x, 2021.2.x, 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x
  • Puppet >= 7.0.0 < 9.0.0

Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'puppet-ssh_keygen', '6.0.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add puppet-ssh_keygen
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install puppet-ssh_keygen --version 6.0.0

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puppet/ssh_keygen — version 6.0.0 Jul 30th 2023


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Table of Contents

  1. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  2. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


Generate ssh keys for any user using ssh_keygen, that needs exist before using the module

ssh_keygen { 'john': }

or if not using the default /home/john

ssh_keygen { 'john':
  home => '/var/home'

the key comment can also be overriden with

ssh_keygen { 'john':
  comment => 'john key'

Generate a dsa key

ssh_keygen { 'john':
  type => 'dsa'

specify the bit length

ssh_keygen { 'john':
  bits => 4096

Generate new host key

ssh_keygen { 'root':
  filename => '/etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key'


This module is maintained by Vox Pupuli. Voxpupuli welcomes new contributions to this module, especially those that include documentation and rspec tests. We are happy to provide guidance if necessary.

Please see CONTRIBUTING for more details.


Carlos initially created the module. Afterwards it got migrated to Vox Pupuli.