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Intelligent Password Changes with Puppet

Intelligent Password Changes with Puppet

I need to change the root password on all my hosts but I have a small problem: some hosts have older md5 hashed passwords and the newer ones use the more secure SHA-512 hash. If I did not care about the different hashes and wanted to have SHA-512 across the board I would do a very simple manifest entry to make this happen: Problem is I want to replace the old md5 hashes with new md5 hashes and the old…

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Getting Started with Puppet Open Source

Getting Started with Puppet Open Source

I’m starting to work with Puppet and noticed that when I am using the open source version there is not really a good “Getting Started” guide and documentation is rather lacking. Not wanting anyone else to suffer through that here is my attempt at it. Hope it helps others. Building the Puppet Master First we are going to check what OS we are running, in my case it’s CentOS 6.4 x64 so we’re going to grab the repo from yum.puppetlabs.com….

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