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r1337-linux-users (2) Versions 0.1.0

Mange users and common groups on Linux systems

cookbook 'r1337-linux-users', '= 0.1.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'r1337-linux-users', '= 0.1.0'
knife supermarket install r1337-linux-users
knife supermarket download r1337-linux-users
Quality 83%

Chef Cookbook - Linux Users

This Chef cookbook will add/update/remove users and common groups on Linux systems

Changes Performed

  1. Configure local users and common groups according to contents of the data bag specified in the ['r1337-linux-users']['users_bag'] attribute


  1. Chef (Tested on Chef 13.6.4)
  2. Linux chef-clients (Tested on Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and CentOS 7.2 but kitchen will let you test anything you want)
  3. The apt cookbook from Chef Supermarket
  4. The users cookbook from Chef Supermarket
  5. the line cookbook from Chef Supermarket
  6. the zap cookbook from Chef Supermarket

Installation Tips

  1. We personally use Berks to install this into Chef servers, because it will grab the dependencies for you as well.
  2. You must set the attribute ['r1337-linux-users']['users_bag'] in your environment so it points at the correct data bag.
    1. We recommend setting this attribute at an environment or role level depending on what makes sense for your organization.


  1. None so far :)

Known Issues

  1. None so far :)

users Data Bag Format

    "id": "david",
    "password": "$6$example2$xc7NaKOwWWOBoGdSOP.mUgy21MNMjmdHsRuiVAmoMLpQ0tr42xPxWhOWNCPvCClV8lpE3zKr8.TowR0ARoi3a1",
    "ssh_keys": [
      "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAAD blah blah",
      "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAAD blah blah"
    "groups": [ "sysadmins" ],
    "shell": "\/bin\/bash",
    "comment": "David"

Use Cases

Used to manage user deployment, key/permissions enforcement, and removal on Linux systems from a central repository.

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Dependent cookbooks

apt >= 0.0.0
users >= 0.0.0
line >= 0.0.0
zap >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

Linux Users - Changelog

A list of all the changes made to this cookbook

Version 0.1.0

  1. Initial Release

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0.1.0 failed this metric

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