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identities (7) Versions 0.3.3

Installs/Configures identities

Berkshelf/Librarian
Policyfile
Knife
cookbook 'identities', '= 0.3.3'
cookbook 'identities', '= 0.3.3', :supermarket
knife cookbook site install identities
knife cookbook site download identities
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Description

Cookbook that creates LWRPs to manage users/groups. Inspired by the Opscode 'users' cookbook. But more complete.

Warning

Apprently, some people are confused by the fact that the repository is named chef-identities and that you should rename the cookbook to identities.

It's kind of a defacto standard on Github for people to name their cookbooks chef-foo.

In any case, now you know : )

Requirements

In order for this cookbook to work properly, you need to install the ruby-shadow gem.

Users data bag example

{
  "home_dir": "/root",
  "shell": "/bin/bash",
  "uid": 0,
  "groups": [
    "root"
  ],
  "comment": "The all mighty root",
  "id": "root"
}

If keys are missing, it's not a problem. The provider will just use the user resource's defaults.

Users vault data bag example

==============================

    {
      "authorized_keys": [
        "some SSH key"
      ],
      "ssh_pub": "some_key",
      "ssh_priv": "some_key",
      "password": "some password hash"
    }

NOTE: Passwords and SSH keys need to be stored in an encrypted data bag.

NOTE: The private SSH key needs to be converted to a one-liner. I recommend you use that tool from a coworker of mine: multiline2backslashn

User management example

identities_user 'root' do
  data_bag 'foo'
  encrypted_databag true
  secret_file '/etc/chef/example'
end

In the above example, the values will be taken from the 'foo' data bag instead of the 'users' default.

Actions:

  • :manage => create/manage user
  • :remove => delete user (leaves home directory)
  • :lock => lock user
  • :unlock => unlock user
  • :cleanup => remove home directory

Group management

identities_group 'root' do
  data_bag 'foo'
  members [ 'foo', 'bar' ]
  gid 0
end

In the above example, the members of the group are specified. But the group provider will also search the specified data bag for the 'groups' key to append those members as well.

Actions:

  • :manage => create/manage
  • :remove => delete group

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This cookbook has no specified dependencies.

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