DevOoops: Client Provisioning (Kickstart Files)

Notes from the 2015 Devoops talk. Posting it so i can remove it from the slide deck but still refer to it.  Also relevant from a common problems with devops theme.

Kickstart Files

3 ways to set root password

1. Enter during installation

2. Crypted hash in the kickstart file
“rootpw –iscrypted”

3. Clear text in the kickstart file
“rootpw –plaintext”


 Kickstart Files Takeaways

Don’t leave these files in open shares

Use the crypted password option for files

Have a process to change the password after initialization

Rotate the initial root password regularly

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