Your Bolt configuration file can contain global and transport options.

Sample Bolt configuration file

modulepath: "~/.puppetlabs/bolt-code/modules:~/.puppetlabs/bolt-code/site"
inventoryfile: "~/.puppetlabs/bolt/inventory.yaml"
concurrency: 10
format: human
  host-key-check: false
  private-key: ~/.ssh/bolt_id

Global configuration options

concurrency: The number of threads to use when executing on remote nodes. Default is 100.

format: The format to use when printing results. Options are human and json. Default is human.

modulepath: The module path for loading tasks and plan code. This is either an array of directories or a string containing a list of directories separated by the OS-specific PATH separator. The default path for modules is modules:site inside the Boltdir.

inventoryfile: The path to a structured data inventory file used to refer to groups of nodes on the command line and from plans. The default path for the inventory file is inventory.yaml inside the Boltdir.

color: Whether to use colored output when printing messages to the console.

hiera-config: Specify the path to your Hiera config. The default path is hiera.yaml inside the Boltdir.

SSH transport configuration options

host-key-check: Whether to perform host key validation when connecting over SSH. Default is true.

private-key: The path to the private key file to use for SSH authentication.

connect-timeout: How long Bolt should wait when establishing connections.

run-as-command: The command to elevate permissions. Bolt appends the user and command strings to the configured run as a command before running it on the target. This command must not require an interactive password prompt, and the sudo-password option is ignored when run-as-command is specified. The run-as command must be specified as an array.

port: Connection port. Default is 22.

user: Login user. Default is root.

password: Login password.

proxyjump: A jump host to proxy SSH connections through, and an optional user to connect with, for example: or [email protected]

run-as: A different user to run commands as after login.

sudo-password: Password to use when changing users via run-as.

tmpdir: The directory to upload and execute temporary files on the target.

WinRM transport configuration options

connect-timeout: How long Bolt should wait when establishing connections.

ssl: When true, Bolt will use normal http connections for WinRM. Default is true.

ssl-verify: When true, verifies the targets certificate matches the cacert. Default is true.

tmpdir: The directory to upload and execute temporary files on the target.

cacert: The path to the CA certificate.

extensions: List of file extensions that are accepted for scripts or tasks. Scripts with these file extensions rely on the target node's file type association to run. For example, if Python is installed on the system, a .py script should run with python.exe. The extensions .ps1, .rb, and .pp are always allowed and run via hard-coded executables.

port: Connection port. Default is 5986, or 5985 if ssl: false.

user: Login user. Required.

password: Login password. Required.

PCP transport configuration options

service-url: The URL of the orchestrator API.

cacert: The path to the CA certificate.

token-file: The path to the token file.

task-environment: The environment orchestrator should load task code from.

Local transport configuration options

tmpdir: The directory to copy and execute temporary files.

Docker transport configuration options

Note: The Docker transport is experimental because the capabilities and role of the Docker API might change.

tmpdir: The directory to upload and execute temporary files on the target.

service-url: URL of the Docker host used for API requests. Defaults to local via a Unix socket at unix:///var/docker.sock.

service-options: A hash of options to configure the Docker connection. This option is necessary only if you're using a non-default URL. See for supported options.

Remote transport configuration options

Note: The remote transport is experimental. Its configuration options and behavior might change between Y releases.

The remote transport can accept arbitrary options depending on the underlying remote target, for example api-token.

run-on: The proxy target that the task should execute on. Default is localhost.

Log file configuration options

Capture the results of your plan runs in a log file.

log: the configuration of the log file output. This option includes the following properties:

  • console or path/to.log: the location of the log output.
  • level: the type of information in the log. Your options are debug, info, notice, warn, and error.

  • append add output to an existing log file. Available for only for logs output to a filepath. Your options are true (default) and false.
    level: info
    level: debug
    append: false
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