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Provides an interface to system DConf configuration


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Version information

  • 0.5.0 (latest)
  • 0.4.0
  • 0.3.0
  • 0.2.3
  • 0.2.2
  • 0.2.0
  • 0.1.0
  • 0.0.3
  • 0.0.2
  • 0.0.1
released May 16th 2024
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.7.x, 2023.6.x, 2023.5.x, 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
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Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'simp-dconf', '0.5.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add simp-dconf
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install simp-dconf --version 0.5.0

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.

Tags: desktop, simp, dconf


simp/dconf — version 0.5.0 May 16th 2024

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dconf is a Puppet module that installs and manages dconf and associated system settings.

This is a SIMP module

This module is a component of the System Integrity Management Platform a compliance-management framework built on Puppet.

If you find any issues, they may be submitted to our bug tracker.

This module is optimally designed for use within a larger SIMP ecosystem, but it can be used independently:

  • When included within the SIMP ecosystem, security compliance settings will be managed from the Puppet server.
  • If used independently, all SIMP-managed security subsystems are disabled by default and must be explicitly opted into by administrators. See simp_options for more detail.


To use the module with, just include the class:

include 'dconf'


Configuring custom rules

You can configure custom dconf settings using the dconf::settings defined type.

Any settings that are configured using this code will automatically be locked

to prevent users from modifying them!

Using puppet

dconf::settings { 'automount_lockdowns':
  settings_hash => {
    'org/gnome/desktop/media-handling' => {
      'automount'      => { 'value' => false, 'lock' => false } # allow users to change this one
      'automount-open' => { 'value' => false }

Using hiera

        value: false
        lock: false # allow users to change this one
        value: false

Configuring custom profiles

You can set up a custom dconf profile as follows:

Using puppet

dconf::profile { 'my_profile':
  entries => {
    'user' => {
      'type' => 'user',
      'order' => 1
    'system' => {
      'type' => 'system',
      'order' => 10

Globally With hiera

    type: user
    order: 0
    type: system
    order: 10


See the API documentation or run puppet strings for full details.


SIMP Puppet modules are generally intended for use on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and compatible distributions, such as CentOS.

Please see the metadata.json file for the most up-to-date list of supported operating systems, Puppet versions, and module dependencies.


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