Required Puppet class foreman_scap_client was not found, please ensure it is imported first

**Problem:Required Puppet class foreman_scap_client was not found, please ensure it is imported first.

Expected outcome:

Foreman and Proxy versions:

Foreman and Proxy plugin versions:

**Distribution and version:Version 1.24.3

Other relevant data:

According to the docs, you need to have the Puppet class foreman_scap_client (theforeman/foreman_scap_client · This puppet module configures foreman_scap_client. · Puppet Forge) in your Puppet environment to use the Puppet deployment method for SCAP policy deployment. So you either need to get that class into your environment or use the manual method for policy deployment.

On a side note: Your Foreman version is extremely old and I highly recommend upgrading to a newer version.

thank you,

But could you please help me with upgrading to a newer.

You will need to upgrade one version at a time, starting from your current 1.24 → 2.0 → 2.1 and so on, until you are on a current version.
You can find the (old) upgrade documentation for Katello hosts at Foreman :: Plugin documentation index (pre Katello 3.17 versions are under “older releases”). Once you are at Katello 3.18, all the documentation can be found at There select the version for each upgrade (starting with 4.0) and use the upgrade docs there.
Note that somewhere between Foreman 3.1 and 3.3 (Katello 4.3 to 4.5), you will need to upgrade to EL8.
Depending on your setup (which additional plugiins you have installed, the general “health” of your system, …) you might encounter some additional pitfalls along the way.
Friendly reminder to always have a full machine backup at hand when doing upgrades or at least taking a snapshot beforehand.

Considering how many upgrades you’ll have to do, and that you will need to do the EL7 → EL8 migration on top somewhere in between, you might want to consider building a new, current stack from scratch and migrating everything over. Depending how large your environment is and how much data (CVs, Puppet ENC variables, etc) your Foreman holds, that might be the easier and faster route to take, but only you can decide what’s easier for you to do.