Overview

This resource allows you to manage a MQ key database.

Here is an example on how you should use this:

mq_key_db {'/var/mqm/keys/test_db_1.kdb':
  ensure   => 'present',
  stashed  => true,
  password => 'verysecret'
}

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Attributes

Attribute Name Short Description
db_type This is a puppet parameter and not a managed property.
disable_corrective_change Disable the modification of a resource when Puppet decides it is a corrective change.
disable_corrective_ensure Disable the creation or removal of a resource when Puppet decides is a corrective change.
ensure The basic property that the resource should be in.
genpw Generate the password for the key database.
length The length to use for the generated password.
name  
   
password The password for the key database.
provider resource.
stashed Stash the password inside of the database.
strong Create a strong password for the key database.

db_type

This is a puppet parameter and not a managed property. Therefor it is only used during creation of the resource. Changes to this parameter in your manifest, do NOT result in modifications on the system.

Valid values are cms, kdb, pkcs12, p12.

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disable_corrective_change

Disable the modification of a resource when Puppet decides it is a corrective change.

(requires easy_type V2.11.0 or higher)

When using a Puppet Server, Puppet knows about adaptive and corrective changes. A corrective change is when Puppet notices that the resource has changed, but the catalog has not changed. This can occur for example, when a user, by accident or willingly, changed something on the system that Puppet is managing. The normal Puppet process then repairs this and puts the resource back in the state as defined in the catalog. This process is precisely what you want most of the time, but not always. This can sometimes also occur when a hardware or network error occurs. Then Puppet cannot correctly determine the current state of the system and thinks the resource is changed, while in fact, it is not. Letting Puppet recreate remove or change the resource in these cases, is NOT wat you want.

Using the disable_corrective_change parameter, you can disable corrective changes on the current resource.

Here is an example of this:

crucial_resource {'be_carefull':
  ...
  disable_corrective_change => true,
  ...
}

When a corrective ensure does happen on the resource Puppet will not modify the resource and signal an error:

    Error: Corrective change present requested by catalog, but disabled by parameter disable_corrective_change
    Error: /Stage[main]/Main/Crucial_resource[be_carefull]/parameter: change from '10' to '20' failed: Corrective change present requested by catalog, but disabled by parameter disable_corrective_change. (corrective)

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disable_corrective_ensure

Disable the creation or removal of a resource when Puppet decides is a corrective change.

(requires easy_type V2.11.0 or higher)

When using a Puppet Server, Puppet knows about adaptive and corrective changes. A corrective change is when Puppet notices that the resource has changed, but the catalog has not changed. This can occur for example, when a user, by accident or willingly, changed something on the system that Puppet is managing. The normal Puppet process then repairs this and puts the resource back in the state as defined in the catalog. This process is precisely what you want most of the time, but not always. This can sometimes also occur when a hardware or network error occurs. Then Puppet cannot correctly determine the current state of the system and thinks the resource is changed, while in fact, it is not. Letting Puppet recreate remove or change the resource in these cases, is NOT wat you want.

Using the disable_corrective_ensure parameter, you can disable corrective ensure present or ensure absent actions on the current resource.

Here is an example of this:

crucial_resource {'be_carefull':
  ensure                    => 'present',
  ...
  disable_corrective_ensure => true,
  ...
}

When a corrective ensure does happen on the resource Puppet will not create or remove the resource and signal an error:

    Error: Corrective ensure present requested by catalog, but disabled by parameter disable_corrective_ensure.
    Error: /Stage[main]/Main/Crucial_resource[be_carefull]/ensure: change from 'absent' to 'present' failed: Corrective ensure present requested by catalog, but disabled by parameter disable_corrective_ensure. (corrective)

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ensure

The basic property that the resource should be in.

Valid values are present, absent.

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genpw

Generate the password for the key database.

This is a puppet parameter and not a managed property. Therefor it is only used during creation of the resource. Changes to this parameter in your manifest, do NOT result in modifications on the system.

Valid values are true, false.

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length

The length to use for the generated password.

This is a puppet parameter and not a managed property. Therefor it is only used during creation of the resource. Changes to this parameter in your manifest, do NOT result in modifications on the system.

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name

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password

The password for the key database.

This is a puppet parameter and not a managed property. Therefor it is only used during creation of the resource. Changes to this parameter in your manifest, do NOT result in modifications on the system.

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provider

The specific backend to use for this mq_key_db resource. You will seldom need to specify this — Puppet will usually discover the appropriate provider for your platform.Available providers are:

simple
Manage MQ key database

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stashed

Stash the password inside of the database.

This is a puppet parameter and not a managed property. Therefor it is only used during creation of the resource. Changes to this parameter in your manifest, do NOT result in modifications on the system.

Valid values are true, false.

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strong

Create a strong password for the key database.

This is a puppet parameter and not a managed property. Therefor it is only used during creation of the resource. Changes to this parameter in your manifest, do NOT result in modifications on the system.

Valid values are true, false.

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