cd_dovecot | Release Notes


Dovecot is a powerful POP3 / IMAP server, typically used together with sendmail or postfix.

cd_dovecot is a fully parameterized Puppet module which automates installation, configuration and active management of Dovecot.


**__!!! Attention: Never use this puppet module on systems which have been previously configured manually. It is impossible to predict how and what would have been configured, hence previuos configurations outside the scope of this module may be overwritten! Automated configurations require a test environment to verify that the module suits the purpose intended by the user, as well as tune the parameters, before deploying into live production!!! __**

Git Repo



  • install all required binaries for Dovecot
  • install all required binaries for Cyrus (optional)


  • manage service user settings
  • manage directories (file system permissions, selinux)
  • manage configuration files (content, file system permissions, selinux)
  • manage firewall settings (optional)
  • manage cyrus rules to be added to postfix' (optional)
  • manage mail users to be created in the email store (optional)
  • manage mail plugins and their settings.


  • manage the Dovecot service

Repo Structure

Repostructure has been moved to


All dependencies must be included in the catalogue.


native Puppet deployment

via site.pp or nodes.pp

node '' {
  include cd_puppetdb

through Foreman:

In order to apply parameters through Foreman, cd_cd_dovecot::params must be added to the host or hostgroup in question.

See more details about class deployment on


All files and directories are configured with correct selinux context. If selinux is disabled, these contexts are ignored.

Known Problems


  • OS: CentOS 6, 7
  • Puppet 3.x
  • MTA: Postfix


  • Puppet Lint
    • excluded tests:
    • --no-class_inherits_from_params_class-check:relavant only to non-supported outdated puppet versions
    • --no-variable_scope-check: not applicable as we are inheriting parameters from params class. the lint check does not distinguish between facts and inherited parameters.
    • --no-80chars-check: it is not always possible to stay within 80 characters, although typically only occurring on the parameter vault params.pp.
    • --no-arrow_alignment-check: this check leads to actually not having am easily readable arrow alignment, as this checks per block, not per class.
  • Puppet Parser
  • ERB Template Parser
  • Test for unwanted UTF8 files in the Puppet code

Puppet Documentation

For a full documention about the Puppet classes and defines see docs/index.html.

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ConfDroid as entity is entirely independent from Puppet. We provide custom configuration modules, written for specific purposes and specific environments. The modules are tested and supported only as documented, and require testing in designated environments (i.e. lab or development environments) for parameter tuning etc. before deploying into production environments.

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