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Re: Disable set-passwords in cfg.d


Hello Nux,

At the moment, there is no way to disable a particular module globally or
within a concrete boot stage but removing it from `/etc/cloud/cloud.cfg` or
overriding a `<boot_stage>_modules` key in a file within

# /etc/cloud/cloud.cfg.d/50-disable-set-passwords.cfg
 - wireguard
 - snap
 - ubuntu_autoinstall
 - ssh-import-id
 - keyboard
 - locale
 # - set-passwords
 - grub-dpkg
 - apt-pipelining
 - apt-configure
 - ubuntu-advantage
 - ntp
 - timezone
 - disable-ec2-metadata
 - runcmd
 - byobu

One downside of this approach worth to mention is that it shadows the
original cloud_config_modules section in cloud.cfg and if that section gets
modified in a new cloud-init version / cloud image then it is going to be

Kind regards,

On Wed, Feb 22, 2023 at 2:52 PM Nux <nux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> By default cloud.cfg enables the "set-passwords" config module. I'd like
> to disable it, but don't want to touch cloud.cfg, rather I was wondering
> whether there is a way to do it in a cloud.cfg.d/file instead.
> Can anyone advise of any way to do this?
> Thanks
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Alberto Contreras
CPC Software Engineer II

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