Puppet Server: Puppet API: Static File Content
This version of Puppet Server is not included in Puppet Enterprise. The latest version of PE includes Puppet Server 2.6.
static_file_content endpoint returns the standard output of a
code-content-command script, which should output the contents of a specific version
of a file resource that has a
source attribute with a
puppet:/// URI value. That
source must be a file from the
files directory of a module in a specific environment.
Puppet Agent uses this endpoint only when applying a static catalog. This endpoint is available only when the Puppet master is running Puppet Server, not Ruby Puppet masters, such as the deprecated WEBrick Puppet master.
(Introduced in Puppet Server 2.3.0)
To retrieve a specific version of a file at a given environment and path, make an HTTP request to this endpoint with the required parameters.
<FILE-PATH> segment of the endpoint is required. The path corresponds to the
requested file’s path on the Server relative to the given environment’s root directory,
and must point to a file in the
*/*/files/** glob. For example, Puppet Server will
inline metadata into static catalogs for file resources sourcing module files located by
You must also pass two parameters in the GET request:
code_id: a unique string provided by the catalog that identifies which version of the file to return.
environment: the environment that contains the desired file.
A successful request to this endpoint returns an
HTTP 200 response code, and the
contents of the specified file’s requested version in the response body. An unsuccessful request returns one of the following error response codes:
- 400: returned when any of the parameters are not provided.
- 403: returned when requesting a file that is not within a module’s
- 500: returned when
code-content-commandis not configured on the server, or when a requested file or version is not present in a repository.
Consider a server
localhost, with a versioned file located at
/modules/example/files/data.txt in the
production environment. The version is
identified by a
urn:puppet:code-id:1:67eb71417fbd736a619c8b5f9bfc0056ea8c53ca;production, and that version of the file contains
If you run this command:
curl -i -k 'https://localhost:8140/puppet/v3/static_file_content/modules/example/files/data.txt?code_id=urn:puppet:code-id:1:67eb71417fbd736a619c8b5f9bfc0056ea8c53ca;production&environment=production'
Puppet Server returns:
HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2016 23:44:08 GMT X-Puppet-Version: 4.4.0 Content-Length: 4 Server: Jetty(9.2.10.v20150310) Puppet test
When requesting a file from this endpoint, Puppet Server passes the values of the
environment parameters as arguments to the
code-content-command script. If the script returns an exit code of 0, Puppet Server
returns the script’s standard output, which should be the contents of the requested
version of the file.
This endpoint returns an error (status 500) if the
is not configured on Puppet Server.
code-id-commandscripts are not provided in a default installation or upgrade. For more information about these scripts, see the static catalog documentation.
Puppet Server always authorizes requests made to the
static_file_content API endpoint
with the Trapperkeeper-based
auth.conf feature introduced in Puppet Server
2.2. This is different than most other Puppet master service-based endpoints, for which
the authorization mechanism is controlled by the
use-legacy-auth-conf setting in the
jruby-puppet configuration section. The value of the
use-legacy-auth-conf setting is
ignored for the
static_file_content API endpoint, and Puppet Server never uses the
auth.conf mechanism when authorizing requests. For more information about
authorization options, see the