Policyfiles: A Guided Tour

If you watched the ChefConf keynote, attended last years’ community summits, or follow our open source mailing lists, you’ve probably heard about Policyfiles. If you haven’t, here’s the deal: Policies are a new feature of Chef that combine the very best parts of Roles, Environments, and client-side dependency resolvers like Berkshelf into a single easy […]

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ChefDK 0.6.0 Released!

Hi Chefs, We've released ChefDK 0.6.0, which you can find on our downloads page. This release has three changes from ChefDK 0.5.1: New chef provision command. Berkshelf is upgraded to 3.2.4 Kitchen Vagrant is upgraded to 0.18.0 Chef Provision Command To make it easier to get started with Chef Provisioning, and also to provide a […]

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Chef Server 12.0.7 Released

Hello Chefs, I’m pleased to announce that Chef Server 12.0.7 is now available. Aside from some behind-the-scenes build improvements, it has two major updates over the previous release: The minimum set of Policyfile endpoints necessary to upload a policy and run Chef Client is now implemented (though see the caveats below). You can enable strict […]

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Ruby 1.9.3 EOL and Chef 12

Hi Chefs, We've decided not to support Ruby 1.9.3 in the upcoming Chef 12.0 release, in accordance with the support policy we approved in Chef RFC 015 and made explicit here. Before explaining the rationale, I'd like to be clear that Chef 12 Omnibus packages will ship with Ruby 2.1 for Unix-like systems and 2.0 […]

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ChefDK 0.3.2 Released!

Hi Chefs, We've released ChefDK 0.3.2. This release fixes a handful of issues with the SSL configuration in ChefDK. Most importantly, we've rolled back the version of the CA Certificate bundle included in ChefDK. A recent update to the certificate bundle removed the root certificate used by AWS, which meant that connections to EC2 APIs […]

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ChefDK 0.1.0 Released

Hello Chefs, We’ve released ChefDK 0.1.0, a minor update to add some small features and fix bugs based on the feedback you’ve given us since our first release at ChefConf. We’ve also updated Berkshelf and Test Kitchen. You can find packages on our downloads page. Berkshelf Updates Berkshelf is updated to 3.1.1. For a full […]

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SSL Certificate Validation in Chef

SSL and Chef As Chef has grown up, we've found that we've needed to revisit some decisions we made when Chef was an unruly upstart open source project. One such decision is how Chef handles HTTPS connections by default. Currently, Chef defaults to not verifying certificates when it makes HTTPS connections. There are a number […]

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Chef 10.28.0 Released

Hello Chefs, we’re happy to announce the release of Chef 10.28.0 today. This minor release backports a few features from Chef 11.6 and includes some important bug fixes as well. MVP Jeff Blaine has been one of our most active community members for a while now, contributing to countless cookbooks, documentation fixes, and Chef patches […]

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