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We use puppet, and Im trying to come up with “code” that will create two user accounts with a shared groiup ID
eg 
user1 with UID 1000user 2 with UID 1001
but I would like them BOTH to share the GID of 2000
I’ve tried the following accounts::groups:    jointgroup:        gid: ‘2000’
accounts::users:
    user1:        uid: ‘1000’        gid: ‘2000’        home: ‘/home/user1’        shell: ‘/bin/bash’        password: ‘XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX’
    user2:        uid: ‘1001’        gid: ‘200’        home: ‘/home/user2’        shell: ‘/bin/bash’        password: ‘XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX’
But when I trfy and use this puppet agent -tv complains when trying to create user2 that GID 2000 is slready used .

how may I manage this?
(Obvs I could have all users with their own GID and add users to a seperate group m… but this is just tidier to my mind?
cheersdidds

2 thoughts on - PUPPET – Group IDS

  • I haven’t used the “allowdupe” option, so I don’t know if it works for GIDs, but supposedly this works:

    user { ‘user1’:
    uid => 1000, gid => 2000, …,
    allowdupe => true
    }

    user { ‘user2’:
    uid => 1001, gid => 2000, …,
    allowdupe => true
    }

    In YAML-ese, I guess you’d just add

    accounts::users:
    user1:
    allowdupe: ‘true’


    Paul Heinlein <> heinlein@madboa.com <> http://www.madboa.com/

  • I’m not familiar with the syntax you’re using but the below worked for me using ‘puppet apply grp-usr.pp’ on my laptop where grp-usr.pp contained:

    group { ‘poc’:
    ensure => present,
    gid => ‘1002’
    }

    user { ‘one’:
    ensure => present,
    uid => ‘1005’,
    gid => ‘1002’,
    require => Group[‘poc’]
    }

    user { ‘two’:
    ensure => present,
    uid => ‘1006’,
    gid => ‘1002’,
    require => Group[‘poc’]
    }

    The run produced no errors and

    grep poc /etc/group

    produced:

    poc:x:1002:

    with

    egrep ‘one|two’ /etc/passwd

    producing (with a couple of extraneous entries):

    nobody:x:65534:65534:nobody:/nonexistent:/usr/sbin/nologin whoopsie:x:109:116::/nonexistent:/bin/false two:x:1006:1002::/home/two:
    one:x:1005:1002::/home/one:

    —– Original Message —–
    From: “Paul Heinlein”
    To: “CentOS”
    Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 4:20:08 PM
    Subject: Re: [CentOS] PUPPET – group IDS

    I haven’t used the “allowdupe” option, so I don’t know if it works for GIDs, but supposedly this works:

    user { ‘user1’:
    uid => 1000, gid => 2000, …,
    allowdupe => true
    }

    user { ‘user2’:
    uid => 1001, gid => 2000, …,
    allowdupe => true
    }

    In YAML-ese, I guess you’d just add

    accounts::users:
    user1:
    allowdupe: ‘true’


    Paul Heinlein <> heinlein@madboa.com <> http://www.madboa.com/

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