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Cloning git repos and creating systemd services with CFEngine

Using modules, you can add custom promise types to CFEngine, to manage new resources. In this blog post, I’d like to introduce some of the first official modules, namely git and systemd promise types. They were both written by Fabio Tranchitella, who normally works on our other product, He decided to learn some CFEngine and within a couple of weeks he’s contributed 3 modules, showing just how easy it is to implement new promise types.

August 16, 2021

Using Policy Analyzer to develop and debug CFEngine policy

I have a setup at home where I keep a local git server running on a Raspberry Pi 3 which contains personal/work journal, dotfiles and a personal policy repository. It was set up manually so before adding a new git repository for a family password store I set about retrofiting the configuration in CFEngine. The goal in this blog is to ensure that what I have already is managed by CFEngine and that what I want to add, /srv/git/passwords.

Posted by Craig Comstock
March 29, 2021

How to serve policy from a local git server

Several months ago I started the practice of using CFEngine Enterprise and its Mission Portal UI on a daily basis to manage the connected devices in my home. To start, I brought up an old desktop machine, cfengine-hub, to use as my hub and downloaded Enterprise, which is free for use up to 25 hosts. The next step in using best practices is to deploy policy from a version control repository.

Posted by Craig Comstock
January 19, 2021

Personal Policy

My laptop was getting staleā€¦ I’ve been using it every work day for about 2.5 years now and so much software is installed it just boggles my mind. I really love it otherwise, open source, trying to be transparent, generally has worked amazingly! I have a Librem 15v3 from Purism. My home dir is a maze of old and new directories, odd files, tons of ~/Downloads junk. And the real kicker?

Posted by Craig Comstock
July 6, 2020

Managing hundreds of Linux servers with CFEngine and Git: full control over configuration

Authored by Remi Bergsma - Back in June, just before I went off for holiday, I attended a CFEngine training in Amsterdam. When I returned from holiday a few weeks later, me and my team started making plans to implement CFEngine in our environment. After two months of hard work, I’m proud to say we manage about 350 out of our 400 Linux servers with CFEngine! The ride has been fun, although not always easy.

Posted by Mahesh Kumar
September 11, 2013

CFEngine is now on GitHub

We are extremely happy to announce that the source code for CFEngine Community is now hosted on GitHub, one of the largest code-hosting services in the world. This move has many important advantages for both the CFEngine development team and for users. For one, it marks the switch from subversion to git as the source code management system, allowing for a much more agile development cycle and the use of more advanced tools.

Posted by Mahesh Kumar
March 19, 2012
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