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Is it possible to differentiate a puppet agent run from a puppet apply run? Is there a convenient environment variable or fact to check within my manifests?

  • Not convenient would be deriving this from $default_file_terminus value as they are different, but this is implicit dependency. – ITL Aug 13 '15 at 14:30
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The $trusted['authenticated'] fact might work for you. The value will be:

  • local for puppet apply
  • remote (Or possibly false) for puppet agent

This is one of the trusted facts in puppet, check out Puppet Labs' documentation for more details on this fact: https://docs.puppetlabs.com/puppet/latest/reference/lang_facts_and_builtin_vars.html#trusted-facts

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