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A tiny ruby rack application which exposes the data from puppet as JSON over HTTP
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A tiny ruby rack application which exposes the data from puppet as JSON over HTTP.

    gem install web-puppet

Provides a simple command line tool which runs a built in web server. On accessing the specified port you should get a JSON response containing the current node information.

    web-puppet --help
    Usage: web-puppet [options] ...

    Configuration options:
            --no-daemonize               Don't daemonize the web server process
        -p, --port PORT                  The port to run web-puppet on
        -c, --config FILE                The file to load with configuration options
        -h, --help                       Display this screenp

Note that in most setups the yaml directory containing the node information isn't readable
by all users, so you may need to run this as puppet or root.

You can configure web-puppet using a configuration file, using the following format, and
specifying the filename with the --config option above.

    filters="ec2_public_keys_0_openssh_key, ec2_userdata, sshdsakey, sshrsakey"

Note that the port and daemonize options will override those on the command line. The username and password options enable HTTP basic authentication using details specified.

The filters option will remove sensitive items from the output, you can specify any keys you like and they'll be remove automatically.

If you're using puppet to manage your puppetmaster then the provided puppet module might be of use. Include in your puppet module diretory and modify as needed. You can use like so:

    import "web-puppet"
    class { "webpuppet": username => "username", password => "password" }
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