Hello All,

TL;DR: what's the best way to grab a SSL cert and key during kickstart?

(this is all using CentOS 7.2 latest)

I'm using Foreman to manage my kickstart and Puppet services, and its
built-in FreeIPA client enrollment works just fine.

However I'd like to also request a certificate and key for a Puppet client
to use to authenticate to the Foreman-controlled Puppet server.

If I manually set up a puppet client then it works just fine.  I use
something like this:

# ipa-getcert request -w -r -f /var/lib/puppet/ssl/certs/<%= @host.name
%>.pem -k /var/lib/puppet/ssl/private_keys/<%= @host.name %>.pem
# cp /etc/ipa/ca.crt /var/lib/puppet/ssl/certs/ca.pem

(then setting the correct paths and settings in /etc/puppet/puppet.conf)

I tried to make that work inside the Kickstart process, but as those
commands are running inside a kickstart chroot the certmonger service won't
start.

Is there a better method to grab a SSL cert and key for the host during
kickstart?  Or should I just wait until firstboot and perform the steps at
that point?

Many Thanks and FreeIPA is really amazing!

Anthony Clark
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