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chef-server-populator (17) Versions 0.2.0

Populate chef server with stuff you want

cookbook 'chef-server-populator', '= 0.2.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'chef-server-populator', '= 0.2.0'
knife supermarket install chef-server-populator
knife supermarket 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.


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


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]

Keep chef server configured via chef client:

  • node[:chef_server_populator][:chef_server]

If the hash is non-empty, it will write the chef-server dna.json and trigger a
reconfigure when ever the attributes are updated.


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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