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The cis-el7-l1-hardening cookbook has been deprecated

The cis-el7-l1-hardening cookbook has been deprecated and is no longer being maintained by its authors. Use of the cis-el7-l1-hardening cookbook is no longer recommended.


cis-el7-l1-hardening (2) Versions 0.7.1

Installs/Configures cis-el7-l1-hardening

cookbook 'cis-el7-l1-hardening', '~> 0.7.1'
cookbook 'cis-el7-l1-hardening', '~> 0.7.1', :supermarket
knife supermarket install cis-el7-l1-hardening
knife supermarket download cis-el7-l1-hardening
Quality 88%


This cookbook provides a sample set of recipes for in order demonstrate on how you can make a RHEL 7 more CIS L1 compliant. It should be used in conjunction with Chef Compliance's CIS L1 profile.

Note: This cookbook does not make your system pass all CIS L1 tests; just a portion in order to demonstrate how you can harden your RHEL 7 instances.



  • RHEL/CentOS


  • Chef 12.1+


  • line

Coding guidelines

Use Chef resources (versus the 'execute' resource) whenever possible. The line cookbook is included for making line by line substitutions in config files. See the enable_sudo_no_tty.rb for a usage example.


This cookbook is maintained by Chef's Community Cookbook Engineering team. Our goal is to improve cookbook quality and to aid the community in contributing to cookbooks. To learn more about our team, process, and design goals see our team documentation. To learn more about contributing to cookbooks like this see our contributing documentation, or if you have general questions about this cookbook come chat with us in #cookbok-engineering on the Chef Community Slack


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Dependent cookbooks

line ~> 0.6.3

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

cis-el7-l1-hardening Cookbook CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the cis-el7-l1-hardening cookbook.

0.7.1 (2017-10-29)

  • Improve the quality of the cookbook score with updated metadata fields and license.

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