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openssh (69) Versions 1.1.2

Installs and configures OpenSSH client and daemon

cookbook 'openssh', '= 1.1.2', :supermarket
cookbook 'openssh', '= 1.1.2'
knife supermarket install openssh
knife supermarket download openssh
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Installs openssh.



  • Debian/Ubuntu
  • RHEL/CentOS/Scientific
  • Fedora
  • ArchLinux



Selects the packages to install by package name and manages the sshd


Ensure that the openssh packages are installed and the service is
managed with recipe[openssh].

Attributes List

The attributes list is dynamically generated, and lines up with the default openssh configs.

This means anything located in sshd_config or ssh_config can be used in your node attributes.

  • If the option can be entered more then once, use an Array, otherwise, use a String.
  • Each attribute is stored as ruby case, and converted to camel case for the config file on the fly.
  • The current default attributes match the stock ssh_config and sshd_config provided by openssh.
  • The namespace for sshd_config is node['openssh']['server'].
  • Likewise, the namespace for ssh_config is node['openssh']['client'].
  • An attribute can be an Array or a String.
  • If it is an Array, each item in the array will get it's own line in the config file.
  • All the values in openssh are commented out in the attributes/default.rb file for a base starting point.

Dynamic ListenAddress

Pass in a Hash of interface names, and IP address type(s) to bind sshd to.
This will expand to a list of IP addresses which override the default
node['openssh']['server']['listen_address'] value.

Examples and Common usage

These can be mixed and matched in roles and attributes. Please note, it is possible to get sshd into a state that it will not run. If this is the case, you will need to login via an alternate method and debug sshd like normal.

No Password logins.

This requires use of identity files to connect

"openssh": {
    "server": {
        "password_authentication": "no"

Enable X Forwarding

"openssh": {
    "server": {
        "x11_forwarding": "yes"

Bind to a specific set of address (this example actually binds to all).

Not to be used with node['openssh']['listen_interfaces'].

"openssh": {
    "server": {
        "address_family": "any",
        "listen_address": [ "", "::" ]

Bind to the addresses tied to a set of interfaces.

"openssh": {
    "listen_interfaces": {
        "eth0": "inet",
        "eth1": "inet6"

License and Author

Author:: Adam Jacob

Copyright:: 2008-2009, Opscode, Inc

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.

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