LDAP Authentication with Salt
The upcoming release of Salt 0.10.4 contains support for external authentication mechanisms. As well as restricting who can run what and on what servers, this new feature allows the handing-off of authentication to a 3rd party module. This post describes how to setup and use an LDAP external authentication module for Salt. Installation Download the […]
Salt Pillar, LDAP and lists
In my last post I introduced an LDAP module for the Pillar data lookup system that comes with Salt. This module has a powerful data inheritence model which allows common data to be shared between nodes and overwritten where something more specific is necessary. There are scenarios, however, when it is useful to have a […]
LDAP Backend for Salt Pillar
Pillar LDAP is a plugin module for the salt pillar system which allows external data (in this case data stored in an LDAP directory) to be incorporated into salt state files. This post will show you how to install and configure Pillar LDAP and use it with your salt states. Dependancies Salt LDAP module (https://github.com/KrisSaxton/salt-ldap) […]
Adding new operating system types to salt
Like most configuration management systems, salt allows users to describe server configurations in an abstract fashion (i.e. with code or pseudo-code) without requiring any knowledge of how those configurations get applied to a particluar operating system. For example the following expression in salt will result in the apache package being installed on any server it […]
Driving HP Network Automation via SOAP and python
HP Network Automation provides a comprehensive web services interface that uses the SOAP protocol. Though the API is functionally comprehensive, the documentation relating to how to drive it is thin on the ground. This article shows how to initiate a connection with HPNA, login, call a method and read the results. It uses python and the ZSI web services toolkit.
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