Here is custom fact:

require 'etc'

Etc.passwd do |user|
    Facter.add("homedir_#{user.name}".intern) do
        setcode { user.dir }

It determine users home dir locations.

Here is defined type:

define ssh_keys::key ($user) {

    $home = $::homedir_#{user}

    if $home != undef {

    file { "$home/.ssh/":
        ensure => directory,

    file { "$home/.ssh/authorized_keys":
        ensure => file,
        source => "puppet:///modules/ssh_keys/$user",


It does not work with $::homedir_#{user}, but works with exactly defined fact: $::homedir_root. What is wrong here?


Here is solution:

$mule = "ipaddress_${name}"
$donkey = inline_template("<%= scope.lookupvar(mule) %>")

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