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Puppet Essentials by Felix Frank

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You can now set up your own Puppet master, either in a simple testing setup using WEBrick or a more scalable setup with Passenger. There was also a short discussion on tuning Apache for your needs. You have successfully signed the certificate for a Puppet agent and can revoke certificates, if required. Using the node blocks in the master manifest, you can describe individual manifests for each distinct agent. Finally, you learned about some things that can go wrong with the SSL-based authentication.

In the next chapter, we will take a look at the inner workings of Puppet in order to give you an understanding of how the Puppet agent adapts itself to its environment. You will also learn how the agent provides feedback to the master, allowing ...

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