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Learning Puppet Security by Jason Slagle

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Installing and configuring Puppet

Puppet can be installed in a variety of ways. Since this book is focused on the security-related aspects of Puppet and is not a beginner's guide, we will cover the most common way it is installed on our target system. There are many good reference books available for more in-depth information on installing Puppet, including Puppet 3: Beginner's Guide, John Arundel, Packt Publishing.

In our examples, we'll be using CentOS 6 as our operating system. If you are using a different operating system and following along on your own, please see the installation instructions for your operating system at http://www.puppetlabs.com, or follow along using Vagrant as outlined later.

Since we will be using Vagrant for our examples, ...

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