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ssl-key-vault (10) Versions 0.2.4

SSL key & certificate storage in chef-vault

cookbook 'ssl-key-vault', '= 0.2.4'
cookbook 'ssl-key-vault', '= 0.2.4', :supermarket
knife cookbook site install ssl-key-vault
knife cookbook site download ssl-key-vault
Quality 78%

ssl-key-vault cookbook

This cookbook manages OpenSSL key pairs, using chef-vault to share and store private keys.

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  1. Generate a self-signed key or a secret key and certificate.
  2. Store the private key in chef-vault. The name should be set to

    $ ruby -rjson -e 'puts JSON[Hash[Hash[*ARGV].map { |k,v| [k,] }]]' -- \
        chain.pem \
        crt \
        csr \
        key \
        pem \
    $ knife encrypt create certs --mode client \
      --search 'QUERY' --admins '' \
      --name ssl-key-example_com \
      --json /path/to/

    Either add Chef server's admin API users to the --admins, or make the key otherwise accessible to yourself in future (e.g. with knife-briefcase).

  3. Add the certificate to node's ssl_certificates attribute (key is key's name, and value is full certificate):

default_attributes :ssl_certificates => {
  '' => true
  1. Add recipe[ssl-key-vault] to node's run list.

The key will be stored in /etc/ssl/private/, and certificate in /etc/ssl/certs/

TODOs & questions

I don't have much of idea currently how to add tests, with chef-vault, encrypted data bags, and such.


Author: Maciej Pasternacki

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Change History


  • Merge #1 (@raoulwissink)


  • Fix bugs


  • Moved rake task to files/ to have it packaged


  • Sample Rake snippet (NFY)


  • Cleanups


  • Support multiple certificate files (for separate CA path file)


  • Add default empty node['ssl_certificates']


  • Initial release

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FC064: Ensure issues_url is set in metadata: ssl-key-vault/metadata.rb:1
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FC075: Cookbook uses to save partial node data to the chef-server mid-run: ssl-key-vault/recipes/default.rb:27
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