From: Luke Bigum
Sent: 24 April 2012 09:42
Cc: C R Ritson
Subject: Re: [Puppet Users] autosign
Autosigning certificates work, what you're probably running into is that
autosigning does not clear off an old Agent's certificate, so you're
getting certificate mismatch errors. Puppet's RESTful API allows you to
manage certificates. It's been a long time since I tested this but I
have this in my auth.conf:
#allow hosts to manage certificates
And then I do this in a kickstart file to have each server delete it's
certificate before it generates a new one and contacts the Puppet Master
for the first time:
curl -k -X PUT -H "Content-Type: text/pson" --data
curl -k -X DELETE -H "Accept: pson"
Check out this page for more information:http://docs.puppetlabs.com/guides/rest_api.html
On 24/04/12 09:34, C R Ritson wrote:
Does autosign work? I have a scratch workstation that may be rebuilt
frequently and will therefore acquire a new client certificate. I was
hoping that adding its certificate name to /etc/puppet/autosign.conf on the
puppetmaster would allow just this one client to have its new certificates
autosigned. This doesn't appear to work and I can find no logged errors
telling me what is wrong. Can someone suggest where to look, please?
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