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How to set Network Time Protocol (NTP) on your servers with Puppet Enterprise Tasks

Jan 14, 2021 3:02:50 PM / by Vu Long Tran posted in puppet, linux

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What is Network Time Protocol (NTP)? 

FIrst off, network Time Protocol (NTP) is a protocol used to synchronize computer clock times in a network.

Why is it important to synchronize computer clock times?

It is important to synchronize computer clock times via the network time protocol (NTP) on server clocks across your network as this  helps t prevent data loss and eliminate SSL problems .

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How to set up Puppet Access to log into your Puppet Master server

Nov 11, 2020 12:59:07 PM / by Vu Long Tran posted in puppet

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This guide explains how to use Puppet Access to allow you to log into your Puppet Master server remotely. This is so you do not need to SSH into your Puppet Master server, as your company policy may not allow you to SSH.

So instead, you can use run a login command on your laptop ("puppet-access login").

That is, rather than needing to SSH (e.g. "ssh centos@<10.puppetmasteripaddress> -i ssh-key.pem") into your Puppet Master server.

I will show you how I set this up with an example using my Macbook laptop workstation.

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