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chef-server-populator (17) Versions 0.1.1

Populate chef server with stuff you want

Berkshelf/Librarian
Policyfile
Knife
cookbook 'chef-server-populator', '= 0.1.1'
cookbook 'chef-server-populator', '= 0.1.1', :supermarket
knife cookbook site install chef-server-populator
knife cookbook site download chef-server-populator
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Chef Server Populator

Creates admin clients and installs provided public key. Simplifies managing and recreating erchef nodes.

Usage

When bootstrapping with the chef-server cookbook and chef-solo:

  • Download and unpack chef-server and chef-server-populator cookbooks
  • Upload public keys to be used by clients
  • Create json to add client and key information
  • Run chef-solo

When converging with chef-client:

  • Create data bag to hold data bag item with client information
  • Create data bag item with client information
  • Set data bag related attributes

Applicable attributes:

  • node[:chef_server_populator][:databag] - name of the data bag

Structure of the data bag item:

{
  "id": "client_name",
  "chef_server": {
    "client_key": "public key contents",
    "enabled": true
  }
}

Extras

Need to use the IP address of the node for a bit, or another name instead of having node[:fqdn]?

  • node[:chef_server_populator][:servername_override]

Want the actual chef-server cookbook for configuring chef-server installed so the chef-server can manage itself? Just flip the switch:

  • node[:chef_server_populator][:install_chef_server_cookbooks]

Examples

Take a look in the examples directory for a basic bootstrap template that will build a new erchef server, using existing keys and client, and register itself.

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Dependent cookbooks

chef-server >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

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