[PUP-7071] Metaparameter to run as a different user Created: 2017/01/06  Updated: 2017/05/18  Resolved: 2017/05/16

Status: Closed
Project: Puppet
Component/s: Catalog Application, Types and Providers
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: New Feature Priority: Normal
Reporter: Rob Reynolds Assignee: David Lutterkort
Resolution: Won't Fix Votes: 0
Labels: metaparameter, types
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified

Issue Links:
relates to PUP-7072 Metaparameter for passing environment... Closed
relates to PUP-1125 Exec checks should be turned into met... Closed
Epic Link: Transaction Events
CS Priority: Needs Priority
QA Risk Assessment: Needs Assessment


This would allow the ability to specify a runas (borrowing a Windows term) to have a resource applied as a different user. This would be helpful in cases where you want to do most things under a particular user context but a few resources would be applied under a different user context. This also opens the doors for quite a few things. This could be good or bad, because it does make things a bit more complex.

Comment by Geoff Nichols [ 2017/02/02 ]

David Lutterkort, this is something we're not likely to do anytime soon in Puppet, but may be worth considering in the libral design.

Comment by David Lutterkort [ 2017/02/03 ]

Yes, agreed .. probably a little farther down the road, but definitely something in the back of my mind

Comment by Russell Mull [ 2017/05/16 ]

Thank you for filing this issue. We agree it is likely an improvement, but due to other issues demanding precedence, we don’t anticipate being able to address this any time soon. As such we are closing this as “Won’t Fix.” We may revisit it at a later time, and if so will re-open this ticket.

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