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OpenSSL Encryption backend for Hiera

A backend for Hiera that provides per-value encryption of sensitive data within yaml files to be used by Puppet.

Only the values are encrypted, allowing files to be swiftly reviewed without decryption.

The value of each key is encrypted individually, which means that "git diff" is meaningful.

Includes a command line tool for encrypting, decrypting, editing and rotating keys. This makes it almost as easy as using clear text files.

Basic asymmetric encryption (PKCS#7) is used by default. This does not require any native libraries to be compiled, and it allows users without the private key to encrypt values that the puppet master can decrypt

hiera-eyaml includes a pluggable encryption framework (e.g. GPG encryption (hiera-eyaml-gpg) can be used if you have the need for multiple keys and easier key rotation)



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Debian: Jonas Genannt <jonas.genannt@capi2name.de>

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7 August 2014


License: expat

Leaders and contributors

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/hiera-eyaml
Ruby (Ref)https://rubygems.org/gems/hiera-eyaml

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 April 2018.


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Date 2015-07-17
Source Debian
Source link http://packages.debian.org/sid/hiera-eyaml


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