A Technique defines a set of operations and configurations to reach the desired behaviour. This includes the initial set-up, but also a regular check on the parameters, and automatic repairs (when possible).

All the Techniques are built with the possibility to change only part of a service configuration: each parameter may be either active, either set on the "Don’t change" value, that will let the default values or in place. This allows for a progressive deployment of the configuration management.

Finally, the Techniques will generate a set of reports which are sent to the Rudder Root Server, which will let you analyse the percentage of compliance of your policies, and soon, detailed reports on their application.