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r1337-sshconfig (7) Versions 0.1.6

Configure OpenSSH with standard or hardened settings

cookbook 'r1337-sshconfig', '~> 0.1.6'
cookbook 'r1337-sshconfig', '~> 0.1.6', :supermarket
knife supermarket install r1337-sshconfig
knife supermarket download r1337-sshconfig
Quality 88%

Chef Cookbook - SSH Configuration

This Chef cookbook will configure SSH on Linux servers to be compliant with Route 1337 security policies. There are a few versions of the configuration depending on the recipe that is chosen

SSH Config Recipes

  1. standardssh.rb is the standard recipe suitable for use on internal LANs or where networks are trusted to be secured
  2. hardenedssh.rb is a recipe for use in DMZs or other networks where sophisticated attacks are either expected, or where more stringent policies exist

Changes Performed

  1. Configures OpenSSH server with custom security settings depending on recipe selected.
  2. Ensures OpenSSH is installed, configured and enabled/running


  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 openssh 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-sshconfig']['sshpolicy'] to hardened if you want something stronger than the default. For most people the default is fine.


  1. None so far :)

Known Issues

  1. None so far :)

Use Cases

Configuring SSH as part of a base security requirement

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Dependent cookbooks

openssh >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

SSH Configuration - Changelog

A list of all the changes made to this cookbook

Version 0.1.6

  1. Removing stale cryptocurrency wallets from donation section of README

Version 0.1.5

  1. Added testing to verify Ubuntu 18.04 support
  2. Documentation fixes

Version 0.1.4

  1. metadata.rb has been changed to set 13.6.4 as the minimum chef-client version instead of the only version

Version 0.1.3

  1. Kitchen is now locked to testing on the version of Chef we use in production

Version 0.1.2

  1. Bringing documentation in line with Chef Supermarket Foodcritic expectations

Version 0.1.1

  1. Set AllowTcpForwarding no on the Hardened configuration

Version 0.1.0

  1. Initial Release

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0.1.6 failed this metric

Failure: Cookbook has 1 collaborators. A cookbook must have at least 2 collaborators to pass this metric.

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