Raw Constructors allow you to compose Puppet resources using Hiera data.
There's nothing spectacular about this -- many administrators use this simple technique. It relies on the builtin Puppet function
create_resources. If you haven't looked the documentation for create_resources, it's a quick read and it will allow you to better understand how Raw Constructors work.
It also helps to have a good understanding of the various Puppet Types available and how they operate.
There aren't Raw Constructors for every Puppet type, just enough to cover the basics. Still, they're fairly convenient and allow you to add resources to the Puppet catalog without resorting to creating extra manifests.
This module was designed as part of the Managed Mac project at Simon Fraser University.
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The authors would like to thank the following folks for their invaluable contributions: