On Thu, 2007-07-26 at 16:01 -0500, Jeffrey C. Ollie wrote:
[15:30] mmcgrath: the problem is opening up access but still keeping
some of the passwords/keys secure.
[15:30] mmcgrath: like the web guys don't need access to the buildserver keys.
[15:30] mmcgrath: and the build guys don't need the fedoraproject.org
[15:30] mmcgrath: that sort of thing
Not sure if you guys know that or not (or if that applies to what you
guys discussed): puppet lets you define filserver modules that are per
node by putting something like
allow allow 10.8.34.0/24
in your fileserver.conf  for sensitive per-node data.
When a client now requests 'puppet://server/private/ssh_host_dsa_key'
the fileserver looks for /some/path/CLIENT/ssh_host_dsa_key where CLIENT
is the host name taken from the client's SSL cert's subject  - in
other words, even though the fileserve in general is open to any client
with an acceptable SSL cert, to get at files in such a private module,
you must break that client's SSL cert, or find some other way to own a
cert with that client's host name as the subject.
look for %h and %H
 Make sure that node_name in the puppetmaster's config file is set to
'cert' - but that's the default anyway.