The Puppet Enterprise (PE) console enables you connect with an external directory, such as Active Directory or OpenLDAP, and import users and groups, rather than creating and maintaining users and groups in multiple locations. You can also create user roles, and assign users to those roles. Roles are granted permissions, such as permission to act on node groups. When you assign roles to users or user groups, you are granting users permissions in a more organized way.
In this exercise, you’ll create a new user role and give the role view permissions on your node group. And you’ll create a new local user, and assign a user role to that user. This exercise doesn’t cover connecting with an OpenLDAP or Active Directory. For more information about that, see Working with Role-Based Access Control.
Note: Users and user groups are not currently deletable. And roles are deletable by API, not in the console. Therefore, we recommend that you try out these steps on a virtual machine.
It also assumes you’ve installed a Windows module. Finally, you must have admin permissions to complete these steps, which include assigning a user to a role.
Add a user role so you can manage permissions for groups of users at once.
These steps demonstrate how to create a new local user. See Adding LDAP Users to PE for information about adding existing users from your directory service.
Click Add local user.
Note: When you create new local users, you need to send them a login token. Do this by clicking the new user’s name in the User list and then on the upper-right of the user’s page, click Generate password reset. A message opens with a link that you must copy and send to the new user.
When you create new local users, you need to send them a password reset token so that they can log in for the first time.
Windows usersrole permission to view the