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macos (52) Versions 2.0.0

Resources for configuring and provisioning macOS

cookbook 'macos', '= 2.0.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'macos', '= 2.0.0'
knife supermarket install macos
knife supermarket download macos
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macOS Cookbook


Chef resources and recipes for managing and provisioning macOS.

Supported Chef Versions

  • Chef 13
  • Chef 14

Supported OS Versions

  • OS X El Capitan 10.11
  • macOS Sierra 10.12
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13


Admin User and Password

node['macos']['admin_user'] = 'vagrant'
node['macos']['admin_password'] = 'vagrant'

Each of these attributes defaults to vagrant since our resources are developed
with the Vagrant paradigm. In other words, the user and password declared here
should be an admin user with passwordless super-user rights.


Disable Software Updates

Disables automatic checking and downloading of software updates.

Usage: include_recipe 'macos::disable_software_updates'

No attributes used in this recipe.

Keep Awake

Prevent macOS from falling asleep, disable the screensaver, reboot upon power failure,
enable wake on LAN, enable remote login (SSH) and adjust several other settings
to always keep macOS on and available.

Usage: include_recipe 'macos::keep_awake'

Attributes used Default value
node['macos']['remote_login_enabled'] true
node['macos']['network_time_server'] ''
node['macos']['time_zone'] 'America/Los_Angeles'


Installs Xcode 9.2 and simulators for iOS 10 and iOS 11. See the
Xcode resource documentation if you need
more flexibility.

:warning: Requires a credentials data bag containing an apple_id data bag item,
or a user/password pair set under node['macos']['apple_id'].

Usage: include_recipe 'macos::xcode'

Attributes used Default value
node['macos']['xcode']['version'] '9.3'
node['macos']['xcode']['simulator']['major_version'] nil
node['macos']['apple_id']['user'] nil
node['macos']['apple_id']['password'] nil

Data Bags

The macos::xcode recipe can utilize a credentials data bag with an apple_id
data bag item. The item should contain valid Apple ID credentials. For example:


  "id": "apple_id",
  "apple_id": "",
  "password": "0k@yN0cR34m"


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FC115: Custom resource contains a name_property that is required: macos/resources/machine_name.rb:3
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