As part of a company-wide effort to remove harmful terminology from our products, we made the following changes to our documentation in Puppet Enterprise 2019.8.3:
- Replacing the term “master” with "primary server”.
- Replacing the terms “whitelist" and "blacklist” with “allowlist" and "blocklist”.
For the immediate future, you’ll continue to encounter the term “master” within the product, for example in parameters, commands, and preconfigured node groups. Where documentation references these codified product elements, we’ve left the term as-is.
As a result of this update, if you’ve bookmarked or linked to specific sections of a docs page that include “master” in the URL, you’ll need to update your link.
For more on the changes, see the blog post Removing harmful terminology from our products.